Ethiopian Cargo moves operations to Felipe Ángeles Airport

An Ethiopian Cargo freighter in flight.
Colin Cooke Photo, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, Africa’s largest cargo network operator has relocated its operations from Mexico City Airport (MEX) to the state-of-the-art Felipe Ángeles International Airport (NLU) effective from September 2, 2023.

This strategic move signifies a monumental shift in the airline’s commitment to delivering excellence in cargo services.

Mexico Operations

In the words of Mesfin Tasew, the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group., “We have been proudly serving the Mexican market from the bustling Mexico City Airport (MEX) for over the past six years.”

“Our services from the MEX have been defined by building strong relationships, delivering impeccable services, and contributing to the growth of trade and commerce in the region.”

“Our relocation to the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (NLU) brings with it a new chapter of possibilities.”

An Ethopian Airlines cargo aircraft parked on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Ethiopian Airlines


State-of-the-art Terminal

Central to this move is the inauguration of a state-of-the-art cargo terminal at Felipe Ángeles International Airport. This terminal is a testament to Ethiopian Cargo’s commitment to efficiency and excellence.

Equipped with cutting-edge technology and modern facilities, it is now poised to elevate the level of services provided to customers in the market sector.

Enhanced Capacity

Ethiopian Airlines, a pioneer in establishing crucial trade routes that connect Mexico to the rest of the world, will continue its twice-weekly service to Felipe Ángeles International Airport.

This service is facilitated by the deployment of the modern freighter aircraft, the B777-200F, capable of handling up to 100 tons per flight.

Connecting the Americas

Ethiopian Airlines operates flights to five key cities in the Americas: Mexico City, Bogota, Santiago, Sao Paulo, and Miami. This extensive network further solidifies Ethiopian Cargo’s role as a vital player in fostering global trade connections.

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, a strategic business unit within the Ethiopian Airlines Group, extends its reach to over 130 international destinations worldwide.

With both belly hold capacity and 67 dedicated Freighter services, it offers a comprehensive solution for cargo transportation needs across the globe.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is the fastest-growing airlines brand globally and the continent’s largest airline brand.

In its seventy-seven years of successful operations, Ethiopian, the fastest growing airline, has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

In addition to its main hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, it is also pursuing its multi-hub strategy through a hub in Lomé, Togo with ASKY, in Lilongwe, Malawi with Malawi Airlines and in Lusaka, Zambia with Zambia Airways.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 150 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.

Ethiopian’s fleet category consists of ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Boeing 737s, 777s, 787s, Airbus A350-900 and Bombardier Dash 8-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven years.

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