Ethiopian Airlines transports over 50 Million COVID-19 test kits from South Korea

May 6, 2022

Ethiopian Airlines transports over 50 Million COVID-19 test kits from South Korea


06 May 2022

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest network operator, has transported more than 50 million test kits from South Korea to United States and Canada in the first quarter of 2022. Ethiopian operated 61 scheduled flights to transport the 3200 tons of time-sensitive kits directly to US and Canada.

Commenting on the milestone, Mr. Miretab Teklaye, Ethiopian Airlines Country Manager for South Korea said, “We are glad that we earned the trust and confidence of our customers to transport the highly sought after test kits of South Korea to the United States and Canada. Our schedule flexibility and operational excellence were absolutely essential to deliver these time-sensitive shipments on time to their final destinations. We are proud that we are contributing our share in fighting the pandemic”.

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Ethiopian is at the forefront in distributing medical supplies since COVID-19 broke out. The airline played a leading role in the distribution of PPEs in the wake of the pandemic, and continued its global cargo service to transport vaccines and test kits worldwide. Housed within the largest trans-shipment terminal in Africa, the state-of-the-art Pharma Wing of Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, has been central to the airline’s effective and efficient handling and shipping of medical supplies across the world. Currently, Ethiopian operates 9 dedicated modern B777F freighters and three 737-800 freighters.

Ethiopian Airlines office in South Korea will continue delivering its high standard cargo service to more than 130 destinations globally with its three scheduled freighter flights operated with B777 in addition to the passenger belly capacity. 

About Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services

Ethiopian is the largest cargo network operator in Africa and one of the major global cargo carriers with a modern warehouse of 1million tons storage capacity. We uplifted +750,000 tons cargo in 2020/2021 fiscal year. We are providing freight services to our global customers in over 66 global destinations in Africa, the Gulf, Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas. We have been one of the vanguards of the global cargo business serving customers with our 12 dedicated freighters including 9 Boeing B777-200LRF and 3 Boeing B737-800F. Besides, Ethiopian has recently reconfigured its passenger aircrafts to boost cargo capacity and provide essential services at a time when they are desperately needed. We operate +127 modern and young fleets including 12 Freighter and 19 Preighter aircrafts. Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services operates with a state-of-the -art cargo terminal, which is the largest in Africa. Our cargo service is fully automated with one of the latest Cargo IT systems by adopting the latest aviation systems and technologies to provide efficient freight service across the globe. We are using the latest technologies for data, information and market intelligence with 100% e-AWB from its main hub in Addis Ababa.

In the strategic road map of Ethiopian - Vision 2025, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services envisions to be a full-fledged profit center with annual revenue of US$ 2 Billion, 19 dedicated aircraft, 62 global freighter destinations and annual tonnage of 820,000 tons. With Vision 2035, we target to increase revenue to $2.87billion, and destinations to 70 with 24 fleets.


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