As of September 2, 2023, Ethiopian Cargo has taken a significant step in its cargo operations by relocating its base from Mexico City Airport (MEX) to Felipe Ángeles International Airport (NLU). The strategic move comes as the airline aims to expand its cargo operations and strengthen its capabilities in the region. With the deployment of a modern B777-200F cargo aircraft, the cargo division of the Central African country’s airline can now transport up to 100 tonnes per flight, strengthening its position in the industry.
Transfer to Felipe Ángeles International Airport has many advantages for Ethiopian Airlines Cargo. Firstly, the airport offers improved infrastructure and facilities, allowing for smoother operations and greater efficiency. As a cargo-focused airport, it provides specialized services to meet the unique needs of cargo carriers. This allows the airline to optimize its operations and ensure fast and reliable delivery of goods.
Additionally, the United States International Airport is strategically located, providing convenient access to major trade routes and markets. Its proximity to major economic centers in Mexico and throughout Latin America makes it an ideal base for the airline to expand its services and reach a wider customer base. By taking advantage of the airport’s central location, the Ethiopian operator can establish closer ties with businesses in the region and offer them seamless logistics solutions.
The introduction of the B777-200F cargo aircraft is another important aspect of this development. With a carrying capacity of 100 tonnes per flight, Ethiopian Cargo can accommodate a wide range of cargo including perishables, pharmaceuticals, textiles and more. This state-of-the-art aircraft is equipped with advanced technology and features, ensuring safe and efficient cargo transportation. The increased capacity also allows the airline to handle greater volumes of cargo and meet the growing demand for air cargo services.