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Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Adds Casablanca to Network

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has added Casablanca to their network, expanding their freighter destinations in Africa to 35.  Currently, Ethiopian Cargo serves over 135 destinations worldwide with both dedicated freighters and belly-hold capacity.


Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777-200F Freighter Rendering - Courtesy Boeing

On Tuesday (January 9, 2024), Ethiopian Airlines announced that Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has added Casablanca as a new freighter destination, expanding their Africa network to 35 destinations.  Ethiopian Cargo currently serves over 135 destinations worldwide with belly-hold capacity and 68 dedicated freighter services, deploying more than 145 airplanes, including 17 dedicated freighters.  The carrier also operates a modern warehouse facility with 1.15 million tons of storage capacity, and just completed a modern e-commerce warehouse with a capacity of 150,000 tons, which includes a temperature-controlled environment for dry, perishable and pharmaceutical shipments.


In Tuesday’s announcement, Ethiopian Airlines Group’s CEO, Mr. Mesfin Tasew, said,


We are excited to announce the launch of the freighter services to Casablanca, Morocco.  The new service opens a new chapter as it is our maiden venture into the Maghreb region as part of our global freighter network.  This addition increases our total African freighter destinations to 35 and boosts our commitment to delivering reliable and efficient services.   As the largest cargo network operator in Africa and a key air cargo service provider globally, Ethiopian Airlines will continue expanding its services around the world by opening new routes to facilitate global trade and the flow of goods.  Our freighter service to Casablanca is operated using the modern Boeing 777-200F cargo aircraft with payload capacity of more than 100 tons.”


With 78 years of operations, Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing airline in Africa.  The carrier commands the largest share of Pan-African passenger and cargo service and operates one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the world.  In addition to their main hub in Addis Ababa, the carrier is also pursuing a 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 serves over 150 destinations across five continents with a fleet of ultra-modern fuel efficient aircraft including Airbus A350-900s, Boeing 787-8/9 Dreamliners, Boeing 777-300ERs, Boeing 777-200LRs, Boeing 777-200 Freighters and De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400s.  The airline’s fleet has an average age of seven years and Ethiopian was the first African carrier to operate all of the previously mentioned aircraft types. 


 

Source: Ethiopian Airlines

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