LONDON – The flag carrier of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines, announced the freighter division’s intention to expand its current fleet with the addition of five more 777 freighter aircraft.
This new order renews Ethiopian’s commitment to the US aircraft manufacturer.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew commented, “The addition of these five 777 Freighters into our cargo fleet will enable us to meet the growing demand in our cargo operation.”
“While cementing our partnership with Boeing with new orders, the growth of our freighter fleet takes the capacity and efficiency of our shipping service to the next level”.
“We always strive to serve our customers with the latest technology aircraft the aviation industry could offer.”
“Our cargo terminal is Africa’s largest and coupled with fuel-efficient freighters and well-trained cargo handling professionals will enable our customers to get the best quality shipment service.”
“Customers can rely on Ethiopian for wide-ranging cargo services across five continents.”
There is no doubt why Ethiopian airlines, along with many other freight carriers, are loyal to the aircraft type; the 777F is the world’s largest and longest-range twin-engine aircraft.
Moreover, the plane has 17% less fuel use and lower emissions than similar aircraft types. Ethiopian Airlines currently operates nine 777 freighter jets.
It utilizes the aircraft’s 9,200 KM range and Maximum structural payload of 107 tonnes (235,900 lb) to connect Addis Ababa with sixty-six cargo hubs in Asia, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East.
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest cargo operator, is loyal to its all Boeing freighter fleet, which provides the airline with unrivaled capability and flexibility.
“These additional 777 Freighters will enable Ethiopian to capitalize on near-term cargo demand while positioning the airline for further expansion in the future,” said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing’s senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing.
It’s not the first time Ethiopian Airlines has made the headline this year.
In March 2022, Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the carrier’s intent to place an order for a further five 777-8 Freighters.
This aircraft is the industry’s newest, most capable, and fuel-efficient twin-engine freighter.
Ethiopian Airlines also operates three 737-800 converted freighters and commercially a mixture of 737s, 767s, 777s, and 787s.
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