Allied Air’s first B737-800F to fly for Covid-19 vaccines
Nigeria’s cargo carrier Allied Air has taken delivery of its first B737-800 converted freighter.
- It is Africa’s first B737-800 freighter.
- The aircraft is worth N8 billion.
March 02, 2021: Nigeria’s cargo carrier Allied Air has taken delivery of its first B737-800 converted freighter. Allied Air stated that the aircraft would be deployed for Covid-19 vaccines distribution across Nigeria as one of its first missions, as the equipment is fitted with temperature controlled facilities so that it would be able to deliver medical supplies effectively.
The aircraft is worth N8 billion and it is the first for airlines in Africa, adding that the freighter is the youngest 737-800 in the world that has been converted to-date.
Only about three weeks ago, aviation minister Hadi Sirika commissioned another aircraft for Air Peace.
Allied Air, a member airline of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), is also the first cargo airline in Africa to attain the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate.