Qatar Airways Cargo has been named ‘Global Air Cargo Airline of the Year’ by STAT Trade Times. The award was given at this year’s ‘Air Cargo Africa’ air freight industry trade exhibition and conference, held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 19–21 February 2019. The cargo carrier was also runner-up for the ‘Global Air Cargo Brand of the Year’ and ‘International Cargo Airline of the Year in Africa’ awards.
Qatar Airways Cargo Senior Vice President, Cargo Sales and Network Planning, Mr. Peter Penseel, received the awards on behalf of the airline at a glittering awards ceremony organised by STAT Trade Times on 20 February at the Barnyard Theatre in Johannesburg. This is the second consecutive year that the cargo carrier has won the Global Cargo Airline of the Year award, following the ceremony that took place in 2017 at Air Cargo Africa.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “It gives us great honour and joy to receive these awards. Qatar Airways Cargo has come a long way to be ranked as one of the leading air cargo carriers globally. Being voted by the air freight community means a lot to us. It is for our global customers and employees that we strive to build our success upon the foundation of service excellence, always ensuring that our customers’ needs are of primary importance. Our business partners and dedicated team at Qatar Airways Cargo are the ones who have made this achievement possible, and we extend our special thanks to them.”
Ethiopian: African Cargo Airline of the Year
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services was given ‘African Cargo Airline of the Year’ and ‘Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa’ awards for the fourth year in a row.
Ethiopian Group CEO and MD Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services receiving the awards
Regarding the awards, Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “We are honored to have received the ‘African Cargo Airline of the Year’ and ‘Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa’ awards which are testimony to the leading role Ethiopian is playing in air cargo service in Africa.
In line with Vision 2025, we have been investing heavily in expanding our cargo services, building the largest trans-shipment terminal in Africa with an annual capacity of about 1 million tons and deploying 9 dedicated freighters. Our cargo services today span across 44 international destinations in Africa, the Gulf, Middle East, Asia, the Americas and Europe, augmenting the export of perishables from Africa and import of high value goods. I’d like to extend my gratitude to Air Cargo Africa for recognizing our efforts with these awards, and I’d like to congratulate my 16,000 plus colleagues at Ethiopian Airlines on the success they achieved through their dedication and hard work.”
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