29.04.2016 Business & Finance

Ethiopian Airlines Voted Best African Cargo Airline

29.04.2016 LISTEN
By Daily Guide

Fitsum Abadi, Managing Director, Ethiopian Cargo Services receiving the award

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest cargo operator in Africa, has been voted as the Best Cargo Airline of the Year from Africa at the Air Cargo News awards held at the Lancaster London Hotel, London.

Air Cargo News is the world's leading air cargo publication which has produced the highest quality editorial content for the past 33 years.

The awards are based on the voting results of more than 18,000 supply chain professionals over a two month period.

Shippers, the beneficial owners of the goods, and their logistics partners, were asked to vote on the publication's website for the airline that provided the best overall customer experience and for the best service provider in each region.

Ethiopian Airlines has been pioneering African cargo by introducing the latest technology and fostering the growth of air cargo transport by providing convenient cargo import and export.

Ethiopian was the first in Africa to receive and operate the B777-200 LR freighter, which has exceptional uplift, range and fuel efficiency, and is perfectly suited for the transport of Africa's growing import and export of freight.

Roger Hailey, Editor of Air Cargo News: said “Once again the air cargo industry has proven that innovation and customer service go hand in hand with efficient and secure global supply chains.

“Ethiopian Airlines is a worthy winner of this award, as recognised by peer group professionals who voted in recognition of its valuable contribution to African air cargo. Congratulations.”

Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said, “We are very pleased to win such a distinguished award.

“This award encourages us to do more in our contribution towards the socio-economic development of Africa.”

A Business Desk report