Ethiopian Airlines Transports Vaccine to São Paulo, Brazil

  • Posted on April 22, 2021

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics services has transported 3.5 Million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Shanghai to São Paulo, Brazil, via Addis Ababa. So far, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has transported over 20 Million vaccines to more than 20 countries.

Ethiopian has been and is committed in fight against the pandemic since the outbreak of the virus and saving lives has been unwavering in Africa and beyond.

Ethiopian Airlines has advanced its cargo capacity by reconfiguring its passenger aircraft and introducing new technologies. The airline has become the choice of cargo partners as a result of its agility, capability to store and carry time-sensitive shipments such as pharmaceuticals.  It played an exemplary role in the distribution of Covid-19 PPE and testing kit across the globe which led to the selection of Addis Ababa Bole International Airport as a humanitarian air hub by UN agencies.

Currently, Ethiopian is developing an in-house dry ice manufacturing facility that is capable of producing 9,000kg of ice daily to fulfill the need for additional coolants for vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech & Moderna that require ultra-cold environment for transport.  

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