Ethiopian Cargo adapts operations in wake of covid-19

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, is adapting its operations to the evolving global demand for air cargo services following the covid-19 pandemic.

In response to the current situation, Ethiopian Cargo has extended its reach to 74 destinations globally, and caters to charter flight needs anywhere in the world boundlessly, carrying much needed medical supplies in the ongoing fight against covid-19. 


According to the airline, in March it transported a total uplift of over 45,848 tons of cargo to different parts of the world deploying both its freighters and passenger fleet. 


The shipments included pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and healthcare products carried with 86 charter flights using B777 freighters, each with a capacity of 100 tons, in response to the covid-19 pandemic. 


Tewolde GebreMariam, chief executive officer, Ethiopian Group commented:  “Agility being a key part of our competencies, we have recalibrated our cargo operations and networks in light of the current demand in air cargo business.


“We are carrying medical supplies in both scheduled and charter flights using the cabin and belly hold of our passenger aircraft besides our cargo fleet. Despite the grim situation the world is grappling with, we feel heartened by the small contribution we are making to curb further loss of lives by carrying critical medical supplies where they are needed the most. 


“I would like to thank my colleagues at Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services who are working 24/7 to provide air cargo service the world needs critically in this difficult time.” 

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