A cargo-only PAX flight operated by Ethiopian Airlines landed at GMR-led Hyderabad International Airport from Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa on Sunday night at 8.16 PM, and returned back to the Ethiopian capital three hours later.
With this new direct connection, Hyderabad Airport throws open new opportunities to reach out to the markets in Africa and beyond leveraging the cargo network of Ethiopian Airlines.
Expected to operate one frequency per week, Ethiopian Airlines will be operating Boeing 777-300 aircraft with a capacity of 50 MT per flight.
With the latest addition of Ethiopian Airlines, Hyderabad Airport is now handling 12 freighters weekly along with some special cargo charters which are connecting Hyderabad to all major international destinations in the US, EU, Middle-east, Africa, and Far East, moving emergency supplies.
Among the key scheduled freighters that are operating from the Airport include Cathay Pacific Cargo, Turkish Cargo, Qatar Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo, SpiceXpress (Domestic and international), and BlueDart.
Currently, Hyderabad Airport is witnessing over 100 tonnes of export and import cargo daily, out of which more than 70% is pharma and other essential products.
With around 200 dedicated and highly motivated personnel working in shifts, Hyderabad International Airport together with GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo is working round the clock in close coordination with the customs, ground handlers, forwarders, customs house agents (CHAs), regulators, state police, and cargo trade associations to keep rolling the critical chain of essential supplies.