Ethiopian Airlines has placed an order for five 777 Freighters from Boeing. The order is currently unidentified on Boeing’s orders and deliveries website.
“The addition of these five 777 Freighters into our cargo fleet will enable us to meet the growing demand in our cargo operation,” said Ethiopian Airlines Group’s CEO Mesfin Tasew.
“While cementing our partnership with Boeing with new orders, the growth of our freighter fleet takes the capacity and efficiency of our shipment service to the next level. We always strive to serve our customers with the latest technology aircraft the aviation industry could offer. Our cargo terminal is Africa’s largest, coupled with fuel-efficient freighters and well-trained cargo handling professionals will enable our customers get the best quality shipment service. Customers can rely on Ethiopian for wide-ranging cargo services across five continents.”
Boeing’s senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing Ihssane Mounir commented: “Ethiopian Airlines’ all-Boeing freighter fleet provides them with unrivalled capability and flexibility as Africa’s largest cargo operator. These additional 777 Freighters will enable Ethiopian to capitalise on near-term cargo demand, while positioning the airline for further expansion in the future.”
In early March 2022, Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines also announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the carrier’s intent to purchase five 777-8 Freighters. Ethiopian also operates three 737-800 converted freighters.