DHL flies medicine via fixed-wing drone to Lake Victoria island [VIDEO]

DHL has completed testing of “Deliver Future,” its pilot project to transport medicine using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Ukerewe Island in East Africa’s Lake Victoria. Over a six-month period, the fixed-wing “DHL Parcelcopter 4.0” (pictured), which utilizes German drone manufacturer Wingcopter’s tilt-rotor technology, successfully flew a 37-mile route to an Ukerewe Island in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 4, 2018

Astral Aviation boosts East African freight schedules

With intra-African load factors increasing on key routes to Juba, Mogadishu and Mwanza, Astral Aviation has added updated its freighter schedule to reflect changes in demand across East Africa. With the closure of the Juba International Airport on weekends, Astral will now operate three weekly frequencies from Nairobi to Juba to accommodate for the increase […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 21, 2015

Etihad carries more cargo in second half of 2014

Etihad Airways reported double-digit growth in cargo volumes during the first half of 2014, with total revenues increasing to US$3.2 billion (2.3 billion euros). Etihad Cargo carried 268,713 tonnes of freight and mail during the first half, up 25 percent year over year, contributing significantly to the airline’s total revenue. Etihad Cargo remains on track […]
  • July 8, 2014

Etihad Cargo flies to Tanzania, Switzerland, U.S.

Etihad Cargo announced more freight capacity in Tanzania, Switzerland and the U.S. Etihad Cargo began a weekly freighter service to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. On the return flight to Abu Dhabi, the freighter will stop in Nairobi. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s biggest city, is a major industrial and economic center in East Africa. The freighter service […]
  • June 16, 2014