August 08, 2020: Starting August 9, Ethiopian Airlines Cargo will begin scheduled freighter operations twice a week from Addis Ababa to Hyderabad, India. The news was revealed through the LinkedIn page of GMR Hyderabad International Airport.

This comes in line with the report published by the Logistics Update Africa dated April 24 that the frequency is expected to go up to two in the near future.

The service will facilitate the delivery of critical cargo like pharma and perishables across the globe – to and from South Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

Effective April 26, Ethiopian Airlines began operating its B777-300 passenger freighter from Hyderabad, which was a weekly flight. Both cabin and belly were used to carry the pharma shipments which accounted to a total of 70 tonnes.

In March, Ethiopian transported a total uplift of over 45,848 tonnes of cargo to different parts of the world deploying both its freighters and passenger fleet. The shipments include pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and healthcare products carried with 86 charter flights using B777Fs, each with a capacity of 100 tonnes, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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