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Ethiopian Ramps up Cargo Investment for African E-commerce Hub

  • Africa largest airline may order five Boeing 777 freighters
  • Ethiopian looking to capitalize on pandemic e-commerce boom
Tewolde Gebremariam
Tewolde GebremariamPhotographer: Michael Tewelde/AFP/Getty Images

Ethiopian Airlines Group will ramp up investment in cargo services and infrastructure and is looking to become a logistics hub for Africa’s growing e-commerce market.

The continent’s largest airline is considering an order for about five Boeing Co. 777 freighters and may also take upcoming Airbus SE A350s, Chief Executive Officer Tewolde GebreMariam said in an interview. The carrier is also looking to expand its cargo operations in Addis Ababa and hire new people, he said.