Ethiopian Airlines has inked an agreement to buy five 777-8 freighters from Boeing, an aircraft company, making Ethiopian Airlines to come the alternate airline to launch the lately launched freighter, after Qatar Airways.
Boeing launched the new 777-8 freighter in January with Qatar Airways as the launch client.
Qatar Airways ordered 34 of the aircraft with options for a farther 16 in a deal that’s valued at further than$ 20bn grounded on list prices.
The order will help Ethiopian Airlines to meet expanding global air weight demand in Addis Ababa and place the public carrier for a long- term growth.
Ethiopia’s public carrier presently operates nine 777 freighters. The line also includes three 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters and a combined marketable line of further than 80 Boeing spurts including 737s, 767s, 787s and 777s.
According to the principal administrative officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group Tewolde Gebremariam, “ In our vision 2035, we plan to expand our Cargo and Logistics business to be one of the largest global multimodal logistics providers in all mainlands, and to this effect, we’re adding our devoted freighter line with the rearmost technology, energy-effective and terrain-friendly airplanes of the 21st century. We’ve also started the construction of the largest E-commerce Mecca Outstation in Africa.”
Tewolde further added that “ the new 777-8 freighters will be necessary in this long trip of growth docket and presently, our air weight services cover further than 120 transnational destinations around the world with both belly hold capacity and devoted freighter services.”
Boeing said the 777-8 binary- machine freighter features advanced technology from the new 777X family and the performance of the 777 freighter. With cargo capacity nearly identical to the 747-400 freighter and a 30 enhancement in energy effectiveness, emigrations and operating costs, the 777-8 freighter is anticipated to enable a more sustainable and profitable business for drivers.
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