Ethiopian retains top rank in Africa for passenger, cargo

Ethiopian  Airlines, the  largest  Pan-African  airline,  has  been  ranked first for passenger and cargo traffic in 2020 retaining its leadership position in the continent, according  to  the  African  Airlines  Association’s  (AFRAA)  report.

The airline carried 500,000 tons of   freight   and   5.5   million   passengers   through   its   main   hub,   Addis   Ababa   Bole   International Airport during the year.

Ethiopian  Airlines  Group  CEO  Tewolde  Gebre Mariam  said: “We  are  honoured  to  continue  our  leadership  even  during  the  Global  Pandemic  Crisis  which  has  devastated  the  aviation industry. This is a manifestation of our resilience and agility. We are excited about the role we played in the fight against the pandemic by continuing our much-needed air connectivity within Africa and with the rest of the world without any flight suspension. We are saving lives through air transport of medical supplies and vaccines.”

Ethiopian Airlines topped the list with the highest passenger traffic transported through Addis  Ababa  Bole  International  Airport.  A  total  of  5.5  million  passengers  have  been  transported  through  the  airport.

Of  this  traffic,  Ethiopian  transported  5.2  million  passengers and the remaining passengers were transported by other airlines. The cargo terminal has handled more than 500 thousand tons of freight during the year 2020.  Ethiopia also topped the list in the most connected countries in Africa due to Ethiopian Airlines’ large number of direct flights within the continent. – TradeArabia News Service

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