Ethiopian wins 'Cargo Airline Award for Network Development”


Ethiopian Airlines, has won 'Cargo Airline Award for Network Development' at 

the tenth anniversary of the Brussels Airport Aviation Awards held on March 9, 


The Network Development Awards are presented to airlines that have developed 

new routes or achieved a remarkable growth in passengers or cargo. As a result, 

the ‘Network Development Award Cargo Airline’ award was awarded to Ethiopian 

Cargo in recognition to the commitment of the airline to rapidly expand its 

cargo network and for becoming the largest cargo airline at Brussels Airport 

in just 6 months period.

Ethiopian Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said: "We are very pleased to be 

the winner of such a prestigious award. The award boosts our energy to serve 

our customers’ air cargo needs better. Ethiopian Cargo Services connects African 

Economies with the rest of the world in import of Industrial Goods and Export 

of commodities which are both the engine of the socio Economic Development in 

today’s highly globalized world. With Six (6) new and modern B-777F and two (2) 

B-757F all cargo airplanes complemented by the vast network of belly hold 

capacity on our passenger wide body airplanes, Ethiopian Cargo is currently the 

largest cargo airline in the continent of Africa. We are grateful to our dedicated 

cargo team, our Global cargo customers and particularly to our Belgian partners 

who have made our cargo Hub in Europe a resounding success.

"With the inauguration of the largest and the most modern Cargo terminal in 

Africa, with annual cargo capacity of 600 thousand tons, in the coming couple 

of months; we will transform Addis Ababa as one of the best Cargo Hubs in the 

air cargo industry.”