Accra, Feb. 12, GNA –
Ethiopian Airlines, the Largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified
Four Star Global Airline, has been awarded gold prize as the top performing
cargo transportation airline twice in a row.
The award was handed
to Ethiopian Airlines for being the first airline among top 10 cargo operators
to the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
A statement from the
Airline said the Award was announced at the Customers Annual Meeting, organised
by Guangzhou Bayiun International Airport.
It said Ethiopian had
the largest share, more than 11 per cent of the total international cargo
transportation at the Airport.
GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, said: “We are very honoured that
Guangzhou Airport has recognised us with this prestigious award.”
It said Ethiopian
Cargo and Logistics, which operates nine ultra-modern Boeing 777 Freighters,
each with 100 tonnes uplift capacity, was facilitating trade flow between
Africa and the rest of the world, thereby contributing to the economic
development of the continent.
The statement said in
particular, it was playing an important role in the success of the China One
Belt One Road Initiative by availing critical air infrastructure that was
boosting cargo export and import between Africa and China.
“I wish to thank
all my colleagues at Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics for this well-deserved
recognition and encourage them to work even harder to support Africa’s economic
transformation,” it said.
Ethiopian won this
award for the second time in a row out performing competitor airlines by
transporting 38,800 tonnes of import and export cargo to and from Baiyun
International Airport in Guangzhou in 2018 alone.
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