• The vaccine was transported from Beijing via Addis Ababa.
  • The state-of-the-art cargo terminal is the largest in Africa with annual capacity of around 1 million tonnes.

February 08, 2021: Ethiopian Airlines has transported Covid-19 vaccine shipment from Beijing to N'Djamena via Addis Ababa on February 6.

Commenting on the operation of the vaccine delivery flight, 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.”

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, which is the largest in Africa with annual capacity of around one million tonnes and compartmentalised temperature controlled cold storage facilities.

Equipped with different climate chambers 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 best 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.

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