GNA – Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the largest Cargo operator in Africa, has won the Rising Star Carrier of the Year Award, for the second year in a row, at the 5th Payload Asia Awards 2016 held in Hong Kong.
Payload Asia 2016 honours the very best in the Air Cargo Industry; confronting and overcoming the manifold challenges in the air cargo sector by creating innovative products and services and delivering real value to customers.
A statement issued Accra by Mrs Hanna Atnafu, Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines said Ethiopian had pulled off a repeated performance by winning the Industry Choice Awards, where 90 nominees competed with more than 31, 500 online votes cast in 20 award categories.
Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group CEO remarked: “We are proud that Payload Asia has once again recognised our Cargo Services.”
He said Ethiopian Cargo was one of the seven strategic business units of the Group, established to progress as an independent profit centre as per their 15 years’ growth map, Vision 2025.
He said to peruse their position of being the largest Cargo service provider in Africa, management have been investing millions of dollars on their Cargo Services; deploying the best freighter fleet in the world, the B777-200 LR freighters; expanding their cargo destinations across the globe.
Mr GebreMariam said the Airline was also building one of the largest cargo terminals in the world with 1.2 million annual capacities; and automating their entire cargo business process with one of the best Cargo information technology systems with the aim of providing one of the most efficient air cargo services within, to and from Africa.
Ethiopian Cargo currently operates to 35 destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe using six B777 and two B757 freighters.
The Airline also carries freight in the belly of wide body passenger aircraft, B777/B787, to 94 destinations across the Globe.