Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Terminal, which is under construction currently, has reached 82 percent completion rate and it is scheduled to be operation by April 2017.
The terminal is said to have an annual storage capacity of 1.2 million tons of dry as well as perishable goods. It can also handle 8 B747-800 freighters at once.
Upon conclusion of the construction and going operational, the uplifting capability of the terminal would be equal to cargo terminals at Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi or Hong Kong.
The first phase of the construction cost around 150 million USD.
Commenting on the Airlines’ performance, Tewolde Gebremariam said; “Yet, at Ethiopian, we are very proud of the new heights Ethiopian has flown in the year: we celebrated our 70th anniversary, inaugurated the largest and the finest Aviation Academy in Africa and a state-of-the-art In-flight Catering facility which is the largest in the continent of Africa, introduced Africa’s first Ethiopian Airbus A350, and spread our wings to more countries on 5 continents”.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency