Monday, 6 September 2021

Ethiopian Airlines has transported 50 million doses of coronavirus COVID-19 vaccines to more than 28 countries...............

A major logistical operation has seen the Ethiopian Airlines Group transport 50 million doses of coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine to more than 28 countries across the globe and became the only African carrier to reach such a milestone and playing a crucial role during this difficult time. 

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, Africa’s largest cargo service provider, has successfully distributed the vaccines to different countries with its technologically equipped facility called ‘Pharma Wing’. 

Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said, “I am very much delighted to see such a great humanitarian achievement due to our concerted and determined lifesaving efforts. In fact, Ethiopian Airlines has played an irreplaceable role in responding to the dire need for global cargo transportation amidst the pandemic. By this, the Airline has proved to be  the pioneer and an epitome of continental and global solidarity."  

Being at the forefront of the combat field against COVID-19, Ethiopian has transported the most needed medical supplies to over 80 countries since the outbreak.  

Ethiopian was one of the few airlines that didn’t quit operation despite border closures and travel restrictions by countries due to the pandemic. As a result, the airline reunited more than 63 thousand stranded citizens of different countries with their families and loved ones. 

According to the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) World Air Transport  Statistics report, Ethiopian Airlines has been ranked among the top 25 leading global cargo transporters. In addition, it has been ranked 21st in scheduled Cargo Tonne  Kilometres (CTKs) and 19th by scheduled freight tonnes carried. 

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