Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa, is set to commence twice weekly freighter service to Bogota, Colombia, as of August 29, 2018.
The cargo service will depart from Zaragoza, Spain, and will fly to Bogota with a stopover in Miami, using the B777-Freigther, according to press statement from Ethiopian.
“We are very pleased to see Zaragoza, Miami and Bogota joining our fast expanding freighter network in the Americas,” said Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines,
“With the new service, Ethiopian will carry Inditex high-end textile products from Zaragoza to the Americas. In line with our strategic roadmap, Vision 2025, we will keep on expanding our cargo destinations worldwide, thereby facilitating trade and economic growth among different regions of the world,” he said.
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services currently serves over 44 international destinations in Africa, the Gulf, Middle East, Asia, the Americas and Europe, and boasts the largest trans-shipment terminal in Africa and one of the biggest ten in the world with an annual capacity of about 1 million tons.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 116 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777- 200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with Six business centers:
- Ethiopian International Services;
- Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services;
- Ethiopian MRO Services;
- Ethiopian Aviation Academy;
- Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services and
- Ethiopian Airports Services.