Ethiopian Airlines says it has transported over 30mln Covid-19 Vaccines, Globally

ADDIS ABABA- Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, African largest air cargo network operator, said on Sunday it has transported more than 30 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to various destinations across the world.

The Airlines has turned to cargo services to shore up revenue since the pandemic broke out last year during which the number of passengers down sharply.

Its officials also invested on increasing the capacity of the airline’s cargo terminal and equipping the facility, dubbed ‘Pharma Wing’, to store and ship time sensitive pharmaceuticals including vaccines.

“So far, the airline transported more than 30 million doses of vaccine to more than 24 countries using its state of the art Cargo terminal” in Addis Ababa, the airlines said.

Ethiopian also said its Cargo service has made all the necessary preparations with all required capabilities to transport COVID-19 vaccine across the globe.

Its ‘Pharma Wing’, locates inside Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, has cold storage facility of 54,000sqm with compartmentalized different temperature ranges and real-time temperature monitoring system.


Featured Image: The airlines transported and delivered more than 450,000 doses of J&J Covid-19 vaccine, donated by the US, to Ethiopia, on Monday, July 19, 2021. (Photo EBC)