Ethiopian Transports Over a Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses from Beijing to Harare

Ethiopian Airlines Logo flagEthiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline, has transported 1,056,000 doses of COVID19 vaccines in a single flight, it related in a statement sent to 2merkato.com. Ethiopian transported the vaccines in 6 envirotainers from Beijing to Harare via Addis Ababa and arrived in Harare on 31st March 2021.

Ethiopian has also transported 300,000 vaccines donated by the Chinese government to Ethiopia. The vaccine delivery flight arrived yesterday at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Regarding the shipment of the vaccines,

Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Airline Group CEO, said “We have delivered more than one million vaccine doses to Zimbabwe, Harare which is indicative of our commitment to collaborate with African governments at this critical time so that Africans get access to vaccines in due time. Our efficiency in cargo transportation is growing from time to time enabling us to reach as many countries as possible. We are desirous of reaching every corner of the world with our dependable freight service.”

The airline said it is determined to enhance its commitment to curb the spread of the pandemic working in collaboration with governments and humanitarian organizations across the world. It is to be recalled that Addis Ababa Bole International Airport has been chosen as a Humanitarian Air Hub for the distribution of medical supplies for Africa.

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has Africa’s largest cargo terminal and technologically equipped facility dubbed ‘Pharma Wing’ to store and ship time-sensitive pharmaceuticals including vaccines. Note to Editor About Ethiopian Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy-plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivaled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 127 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 

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Source: Ethiopian Airlines press statement sent to 2merkato.com

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