Wednesday, July 24, 2024

e-commerce in Africa: Opportunities for growth

The US$55 million investment by Chinese entities in the Addis Ababa hub reflects strategic considerations driven by several key factors. With a population exceeding 120 million, Ethiopia boasts a sizeable market potential, albeit with a relatively modest middle-class population of approximately three million. Ethiopia is second only to Nigeria in terms of overall population size. […]

Ethiopian establishes B767P2C site at Addis Ababa HUB MRO centre

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the leading aviation group in Africa, is to establish a global standard cargo Conversion programme to convert the B-767-300 ER to dedicated freighter services in partnership agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam, said: ‘’In line with our Diversified Aviation Business Model of Vision 2025, we have […]

DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services appoints Weiland

DHL Supply Chain sees double-digit increase in agent retention rate

DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services, a joint venture company established by DHL Global Forwarding (DHL) and Ethiopian Airlines, has appointed Silvio Weiland as general manager to oversee the strategic direction of the business in Ethiopia. Weiland takes over the leadership role from Berhanu Kassa, who was one of those instrumental in forging the strategic partnership between […]

Ethiopian Airlines joins UNICEF initiative

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Ethiopian Airlines has joined the UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative. The Initiative has been formed with leading global airlines to support the COVAX Facility, a global solution to the COVID-19 pandemic that ensures participating countries have fair access to vaccines. Tewolde GebreMariam,  Group  CEO  of  Ethiopian  Airlines, commented: “It gives us a great pleasure to have […]

Ethiopian Airlines take off for International Women’s Day

Ethiopian Airlines celebrated their first all women functioned flight on 7 March, the weekend of International Women’s Day. The female crew flew the B777 from Addis Ababa to Washington DC. Ground operations including flight dispatch, load control, ramp operation, on-board logistics, safety and security and catering were also run by female professionals. “Ethiopian firmly believes […]

Cathay, Ethiopian and Allegiant award ground handling contracts to WFS in North America

Cathay Pacific, Ethiopian Airlines and Allegiant Air have awarded new ground handling contracts to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in North America. At Newark Liberty International Airport, Cathay Pacific has extended its passenger handling agreement of the past five years to now also include ramp, cabin cleaning and de-icing services for its daily Boeing 777-300 flights […]

DHL and Ethiopian Airlines expand joint venture

DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines plan to grow their joint venture, with Berhanu Kassa leading the company, DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services. The former director of logistics services at Ethiopian Airlines has been named as general manager of the joint venture, taking over from Pramod Bagalwadi, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Sub-Saharan Africa. Since its […]

Ethiopian Cargo connects Chongqing with the world

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has connected Chongqing with Africa and the Americas on a weekly cargo flight. The weekly Boeing 777-200 Freighter service was launched on 26 June and passes through Shanghai – Chongqing – Delhi – Addis Ababa – Lagos – Sao Paulo – Quito – Miami. Located in southwest China adjacent to […]

Ethiopian Cargo connects Miami with Africa for the first time

History was made on 29 August when Ethiopian Cargo touched down in Miami, creating the first-ever cargo route between the African continent and the Florida city. The twice-weekly scheduled flights to Addis Ababa will operate on a route including intermediate stops in Spain, Colombia and Belgium on inbound and outbound services, all utilising a Boeing […]

“Exceptional” year for Ethiopian Airlines as freight grows 18%

Freight traffic at Ethiopian Airlines grew 18 per cent in the 2017/18 fiscal year as the airline expanded its fleet and network. The airline handled 400,339 tons during the year, with operating revenue growing 43 per cent to 89.1 billion Ethiopian birr (ETB) and net profit standing at 6.8 billion ETB ($241.6 million). The fleet […]

DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines form joint venture

DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines have signed an agreement to form a joint venture company to provide much needed freight capacity and logistics infrastructure in Africa. The new Ethiopian-based company will be called DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services, with majority stakeholder Ethiopian Airlines providing regulatory and operational support, and DHL will establish air, ocean and […]

Ethiopian Airlines cashes in peace dividend

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised preparations to resume daily flights to Asmara, Eritrea on 17 July with Boeing 787s following agreements reached in Asmara between the Ethiopean prime minister Ethiopian Airlines cashes in peace dividend and president Isaias Afewerki of Eritrea. Regarding the resumption of flights to Eritrea’s capital, Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam says: “We […]

TAL Aviation opens new office in Ivory Coast

Ethiopian Airlines and TAL Aviation cargo divisions have signed an agreement, the first time TAL Aviation will be providing cargo and logistics services for the airline. Headed by TAL Aviation’s country manager for the Ivory Coast, Anita Mirchandani, the team will be providing a variety of services throughout the Ivory Coast as sole representative of […]

WFS earns new contracts with five airlines in the US

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed up five airlines for passenger, ramp and cargo handling services across the US. WOW Air has picked WFS to provide ramp, passenger and cargo services for its three Airbus A330-300 flights a week from Dallas Fort Worth to Keflavik International Airport, serving Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik. The three-year contract […]

Envirotainer signs master lease agreement with Ethiopian Airlines

Envirotainer has signed its first Global Master Lease Agreement with an African airline, by signing a deal with Ethiopian Airlines. Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has recently inaugurated state-of-the-art cargo terminal II together with the existing Terminal will give the airline a total tonnage capacity of around one million tonnes per annum. The terminal is […]

WFS gets off to flying start with new and renewed contracts

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has got off to a flying start in 2018 by winning and renewing a number of contracts in North America. The handling agent won the freight contract at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to service Turkish Airlines’ twice-weekly flight to Istanbul, extending WFS’s existing relationship with the airline. It has also […]

DoKaSch to provide Ethiopian Airlines with Opticooler containers

Ethiopian Airlines is improving the quality of its climate-controlled services through the use of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions’ Opticooler container. The Opticooler is equipped with battery powered cooling compressors and heaters as well as a self regulating temperature control, so that temperature sensitive goods, in particular pharmaceuticals such as insulin and vaccines, stay within range at […]

Ethiopian launches freighter flights from Bahir Dar to Liege

Ethiopian Cargo has launched freighter flights from Bahir Dar to Liege, carrying 45 tons of flowers on the inaugural service on 24 January. The airline’s Group chief executive officer, Tewolde Gebremariam says the route is an important milestone in Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services’ history, offering direct freighter services dedicated to flowers with the aim […]

Ethiopian Cargo to lease two 737-800 Freighters from GECAS

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has committed to lease two Boeing 737-800 Freighters from GECAS, which will have joined the fleet by January 2019. The aircraft will be converted by Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) and leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), with the first delivery expected in June 2018, and the second following in January […]

Ethiopian Airlines orders four Boeing 777Fs

Ethiopian Airlines has ordered four Boeing 777 Freighters in a deal valued at more than $1.3 billion at list prices. The deal includes a new order for two freighters. It also includes two freighters the carrier announced as a commitment in June that finalised into a firm order and posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries […]

Ethiopian Airlines welcomes first 787-9 Dreamliner to its fleet

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, making it the first African airline to operate the aircraft. The aircraft is being leased through an agreement with AerCap and was flown directly from Boeing’s facility in Everett, Washington to Addis Ababa, a non-stop flight of 8,354 miles. The carrier is the first […]

Ethiopian and Azul Brazilian Airlines enter codeshare agreement

Ethiopian Airlines and Azul Brazilian Airlines have entered a codeshare agreement, which became effective from 1 October this year. Through the partnership Ethiopian Airlines will add its flight code in Azul’s operations. Reciprocally, Azul will market Ethiopian’s vast network throughout Africa and beyond. Vice president of corporate strategy and alliance, Girma Shiferaw says it will give […]

Freighter traffic falls at Brussels due to stricter noise standards

Cargo traffic at Brussels Airport rose 1.8 per cent in August but full freighter volumes continue to fall as companies depart due to stricter noise standards. Total tonnage was 40,558 tonnes in August, with the freighter segment registering a 0.9 per cent decline to 29,245 tonnes. Full freighter volumes were down 18 per cent to […]

HAE to make investments in technology

Technology is the main area of the business that HAE will continue to make investments in and is the central focus. HAE UK & Ireland director, John Ward says staff are already working on using its self-developed web portal, which will be expanded to integrate with airline partners to give customers as many options as […]

Ethiopian Airlines inaugurates new $150m cargo terminal

Ethiopian Airlines today inaugurated its state-of-the-art $150 million Cargo Terminal-II in Addis Ababa. This gives the African carrier capacity of one million tonnes and once phase two opens it will give it another 600,000 tonnes and the new terminal adds to the existing Terminal 1. Covering 150,000 square metres the new terminal includes a dry cargo […]

Air cargo growth requires renewed commitment to Lomé Declaration – ICAO president says

Implementation of the Lomé Declaration is a crucial lever for realising the technological innovation, regulatory reform and investment in infrastructure demanded by Africa’s growth in air cargo, said the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) president, Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu. He was speaking at the Second Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Addis Ababa, Africa yesterday, organised in cooperation […]

Cargo at Changi keeps flying with 12.6% growth in May

Singapore Changi Airport cargo volumes grew by 12.6 per cent in May with improvements for imports, exports and transhipments. It handled 177,340 tonnes in May, with stable recovery of industrial activity in the USA, Germany and Japan increasing airfreight demand to and from these markets. May was also the second month of 2017 to see […]

Boeing and Airbus cash in at the Paris Air Show

Boeing just about won the order battle with Airbus at this week’s Paris Air Show as the two aircraft manufacturers picked up aircraft orders valued at $74.8 billion and $39.7 billion, respectively. At the show, Boeing launched the B737 MAX 10, the newest member of the 737 MAX family, with more than 361 orders and commitments from […]

Ethiopian Airlines orders 10 more A350-900s for its long-haul network

Ethiopian Airlines has ordered an additional 10 Airbus A350-900s to enable further development of its long-haul network. The airline took delivery of its first A350 in June 2016, making it the first African operator of this aircraft, and Ethiopian now has four A350s, two of which are on lease. Ethiopian Airlines Group chief executive officer, […]

Ethiopian Airlines orders two 777 Freighters and 10 737 MAX 8s

Ethiopian Airlines has ordered two Boeing 777 Freighters valued at $651.4 million, as well as exercising the option for 10 737 MAX 8s. The commitment was announced at the Paris Air Show, and the additional 737s will make it the largest 737 MAX operator in Africa, bringing its firm orders to 30. Ethiopian Airlines Group […]