Ethiopian Airlines, 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.
Ethiopian Airlines has once again won the Industry Choice Awards under which 90 nominees competed with over 31,500 online votes cast in 20 award categories.
Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group Chief Executive, in his remarks said, “We are proud that Payload Asia has once again recognized our cargo services. Ethiopian Cargo is one of the seven strategic business units of the Ethiopian Group, established to progress as an independent profit center as per our 15-year growth map, Vision 2025.
“To maintain our position of being the largest Cargo service provider in Africa, we have been investing millions of dollars in our cargo services, deploying the best freighter fleet in the world, the B777-200 LR freighters, and expanding our cargo destinations across the globe.
“We have also been building one of the largest cargo terminals in the world with 1.2 million annual capacity, and automating our entire cargo business process with one of the best Cargo IT systems (SITA Champ Cargo Spot) with the aim of providing one of the most efficient air cargo services within, to and from Africa,” he said.
Meanwhile, Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will add a 5th weekly flight to Seychelles on 16th December 2016.
Mr GebreMariam said “we have been serving our beloved continent for seven decades, offering convenient connectivity options to more than 52 African cities.
He said the Airlines has added a fifth weekly service to provide more options for passengers flying from any part of the world to Seychelles, Africa’s premier tourist destination.