Ethiopian Cargo’s new transpacific route takes off

Ethiopian Cargo has started transpacific services from ICN to ATL via ANC, cutting the air transport time between APAC and North America.


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Ethiopian Cargo's B777-200F The cargo carrier’s Boeing 777-200 freighter (Source: Ethiopian Cargo)

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has started its trans-Pacific route from Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) via Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC).

Operated by its B777-200F, the service under flight ET3703 began operating on 9 November.

Ethiopian Group CEO, Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, said speed in supply chain management is highly required to deliver urgent goods in the current pandemic.

“Our new cargo service will cut total air transport time significantly between Asia Pacific and North America facilitating fast and efficient global trade,” he added.

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Ethiopian Airlines has been actively facilitating the shipment of life-saving medical supplies during the pandemic, and its state-of-the-art Pharma Wing, housed within the largest trans-shipment terminal in Africa, has been pivotal in effective handling and shipping of medical supplies across the world.

The new transpacific route from ICN to ATL via ANC could potentially play its role in the forthcoming global distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine, along with the transport of perishables, garments and mining products.



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