Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of a 10th Boeing 777 freighter to increase its airfreight capacity.
The twin-engine commercial freighter, to be operated by Ethiopian Cargo, has a payload of over 100 tonnes. "We are delighted to announce that we have taken delivery of our 10th Boeing 777-200LR Freighter," said Ethiopian Airlines in a LinkedIn post on November 8.
In September last year, Ethiopian Airlines signed a lease agreement with Titan Aviation for three Boeing 767-300ERs converted into freighters.
And in 2021, Ethiopian has teamed up with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to launch a B767-300ER freighter conversion line at Ethiopian's MRO facility in Addis Ababa.
Last year, Ethiopian also signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing for the purchase of five 777-8Fs, and ordered five Boeing 777Fs.
In total, it currently operates an all-cargo fleet of 10 777Fs, two 767-300Fs (with a third to be converted) and four 737-800Fs.
Ethiopian Cargo provides freight services to global customers in over 125 international destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas with bellyhold capacity. The carrier has 66 dedicated freight destinations.