Ethiopian Airlines and aircraft maker Airbus, through its philanthropic arm The Airbus Foundation, have struck a cooperation deal to transport 4.97 tonnes of humanitarian goods. Other entities involved in the cooperation include fundacionpablo.org and Aviation Sans Frontières.
In a tweet, Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the cooperation by highlighting the addition of 2 brand new, A-350 aircrafts to its fleet, which were immediately put to use for the delivery flight.
We have taken delivery of 2 brand-new A-350 aircraft on the same day,we have also donated humanitarian medical equipment brought on-board the delivery flight of these brand-new aircraft to Ethiopian Ministry of Health at a grand event held today at ET Cargo & Logistics Services. pic.twitter.com/0ZcmvmdUvE
— Ethiopian Airlines (@flyethiopian) November 7, 2020
The cutting-edge aircrafts arrive in a time when Ethiopian Airlines is cementing its place as Africa’s leading airline company, having weathered the stormy period of Covid-19 related flight restrictions with exemplary resilience, by mainly focusing its efforts on cargo businesses and chartered flights.