Ethiopian Airlines carries Covid-19 vaccines to Addis Ababa, Brazzaville
Ethiopian Airlines has operated Covid-19 vaccine delivery flights from Mumbai, India to Addis Ababa and from Beijing, China to Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo.
- The airline transported the first batch of coronavirus vaccines from Mumbai to Addis Ababa on March 6.
March 11, 2021: Ethiopian Airlines has operated Covid-19 vaccine delivery flights from Mumbai, India to Addis Ababa and from Beijing, China to Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo.
The airline transported the first batch of coronavirus vaccines from Mumbai to Addis Ababa on March 6. The airline transported the vaccines from Beijing to Brazzaville via Addis Ababa on March 10.
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Commenting on the operation of the vaccine delivery flights, Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, remarked, “We are glad that we have launched the delivery of our mission-critical service with the distribution of much-anticipated Covid-19 vaccine. We will be repeating the remarkable and globally recognised success in leading the fast delivery of PPE few months ago with similar delivery speed, professional handling and maintaining the cool chain during the global vaccine distribution. We have made enough preparations to transport the vaccines across the world.”
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services was instrumental in facilitating the flow of medical supplies including PPE across the globe in support of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic by deploying its state-of-the-art cargo terminal.
Equipped with different climate chambers ranging between -23°C to 25°C covering an area of 54,000 square metres, dedicated cool dollies, dedicated pharma team, lease/handling of Envirotainer & DoKaSCH-TS active containers, real-time temperature monitoring system and fully temperature-controlled operation, the Pharma Wing is suited for handling of pharmaceuticals and all types medical supplies.
Ethiopian is a major cargo partner of WHO, WFP, donor governments and philanthropists in facilitating the flow of essential medical supplies owing to the massive cargo facility including Pharma Wing, large and dedicated freighters and well trained manpower.