Ethiopian scoops Air Cargo News Awards for the 5th year running
Addis Ababa, October 14, 2023 – Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the largest air cargo network operator in Africa, has been crowned once again with two Prestigious Awards at the Air Cargo News Awards 2023 in a ceremony held at the Hilton Syon Park, London.
Beating the world’s other airline powerhouses, Ethiopian has taken home the accolades for: Cargo Airline of the Year 2023 for two years in row and Best Cargo Airline – Africa 2023 for five years in row.
The prestigious Air Cargo News Awards, the Oscars of the airfreight industry, are voted for by cargo players from across the globe.
Regarding the awards, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said, “We are pleased to be crowned with two titles at the Air Cargo News Awards 2023. At Ethiopian, customers’ satisfaction is among our top priorities. That is why we are continuously working to enhance our services by adopting customer-focused, operational-excellence, and market-driven approaches to provide the best cargo & logistics services globally. These awards mean the hard work we are putting in is felt and appreciated by our valued customers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, general and cargo sales agents. We look forward to further deepen our efforts to maintain the best customer experience.”
It is to be recalled that the year 2023 has been colourful for Ethiopian in general and Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services in particular as it has been crowned with multiple prestigious awards: ‘Sustainable Cargo Airline of the Year-Africa’ at the 2023 Freight Week Sustainability Awards, ‘African Cargo Airline of the Year & Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa 2023’ from STAT Trade Times Cargo Excellence Awards, just to mention a few.
Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, one of the major strategic business units within the Ethiopian Airlines Group, currently covers more than 130 international destinations around the world with both belly-hold capacity and 67 dedicated Freighter services deploying more than 140 airplanes including 15 dedicated freighter aircraft.
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. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate most of these aircraft.
Having achieved its strategic plan (Vision 2025) ahead of time, Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2035 that will see it become one of the top 20 most competitive and leading aviation groups in the world by providing safe, secured, market driven and customer focused Passenger and Cargo Transport and Logistics, Aviation Training, Airport Management and Ground Services, MRO and Aerospace Manufacturing and Travel and Tourism Services. As a multi-award-winning airline, Ethiopian has been the champion in various coveted awards including Skytrax’s ‘Best Airline in Africa Award’ for six consecutive years among others.
The airline has been a Star Alliance member since 2011 and has been registering more than threefold growth in the past 10 years.