Ethiopian marks one year since the first preighter operation on passenger aircraft

posted on 25th March 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Ethiopian marks one year since the first preighter operation on passenger aircraft

On this day last year, Ethiopian Airlines operated its first cargo only service on a passenger aircraft with its Boeing B787-900.

The flight departed on 25th of March 2020 from Addis Ababa to Kinshasa carrying more than 16 tons of much-needed PPE and other shipments inside the cabin and the belly of the aircraft.

Following the sharp decline in passenger number due to the pandemic, Ethiopian swiftly shifted focus to cargo operations and became among the very few pioneers to load cargo on passenger aircraft’s cabin.