Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Service launches a new transpacific route, from its Addis Ababa (ADD) hub to Incheon (ICN), and then Atlanta (ATL) via Anchorage (ANC).
The service which kicked off on 9 November is being operated with a B777-200F, “offering a remarkable freight service to our cargo forwarding customers worldwide with reduced flight hour, seamless connectivity and better payload,” Ethiopian says.
Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group CEO remarks: “We are delighted to have launched our newest freighter service to our cargo forwarder customers worldwide, extending from Incheon to Atlanta via Anchorage in the current global pandemic crisis where speed in the supply chain management is highly required to deliver urgently required goods. Our new cargo service will cut total air transport time significantly between Asia Pacific and North America facilitating fast and efficient global trade.”
Like many carriers, Ethiopian Airlines has been a key enabler in the global effort to combat COVID-19 by facilitating the shipment of life-saving medical supplies to different parts of the world.
In Addis Ababa (ADD), Ethiopian operates the largest transhipment terminal in Africa. This facility also includes a state-of-the-art Pharma Wing, a division of Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services which has played a crucial role in the airline’s handling and shipping of medical supplies.
This role will become even more important with the anticipated distribution of COVID-19 vaccines during the forthcoming global distribution.
Operating next generation freighters and with Africa’s largest transhipment terminal, Ethiopian highlights it facilitates the export of perishables, garments, mining products, and the import of high value industrial products and inputs, pharmaceuticals, among others across its global network.