Ethiopian Airlines extended its cargo destinations from 56 to 75 globally since the COVID-19 crisis. The move comes as the aviation giant attempts to offset its loss in revenue from passengers.
During March 2020 alone, Ethiopian 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 include 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.
It is to be recalled that the company announced it has lost USD550 in revenues during February and March 2020 alone.