For Immediate Release
May 8, 2020, Toronto, Ontario – Ethiopian Airlines has delivered over 40 tonnes of medical equipment which include the much-needed face masks for health care professionals. It is the first flight the airline has made to Canada carrying these sought after medical supplies in support of the global pandemic.
“This is another milestone for Ethiopian Airlines. We have brought our first medical equipment to Canada,” Samson Arega Ethiopian Airlines Canada Country Manager.
“This is an extraordinary time for all medical professionals who are on the frontline, fighting this global pandemic. Helping them and delivering personal protective equipment to help them fight this global pandemic. We are proud that we can contribute to this.”
Ethiopian Airlines has distributed urgently needed medical equipment to over 54 African countries in 6 days.
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About Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the largest and fastest-growing airline in Africa. For more than 70 years of operation, Ethiopian is the continent’s leading carrier, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian operates the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 127 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. The Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft, such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, and Bombardier Q-400 double cabin. The average age of the aircraft is five years. Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian Airlines flies direct from Toronto to Addis Ababa five times weekly. This route will now be serviced with our Airbus 350. Ethiopian Airlines is the largest airline in Africa, with one of the youngest fleets in the world. Ethiopian Airlines, a Star Alliance member, is currently the only African operator of the Airbus.
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