Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing sign an MoU to purchase five 777-8 Freighters, the latest twin-engine freighter.

March 9, 2022

For decades, Ethiopian Airlines has been Africa’s leading cargo market, increasing its fleet of Boeing freighters and connecting Africa to the global commerce scene. It is Africa’s fastest-growing Airline and is the first to own and operate aircraft like the Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400.

The Ethiopian air cargo services cover over 120 international destinations. It operates nine 777 Freighters that connect Africa with over 40 cargo centers throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the USA. Its fleet also has three 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters and over 80 Boeing jets, including 737s, 767s, 787s, and 777s.

To position itself in the top cargo and logistics business, Ethiopian Airlines is increasing its Freighter fleet with the latest technology, fuel-efficient, and environment-friendly airplanes of the 21st century. It signed an MoU with Boeing to purchase five 777-8 Freighters, the latest and most fuel-efficient twin-engine freighter.

This allows Ethiopian Airlines to meet growing global cargo demand & position it for long-term sustainable growth. It aims to make its Cargo and Logistics business one of the largest global multimodal logistics providers by 2025. It has also started the construction of the largest E-commerce Hub Terminal in Africa.

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