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Astral ready to bring vaccine to Africa

[ November 25, 2020   //   ]

Pan-African cargo airline Astral Aviation says it is ready to support the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines across its network of 15 scheduled and 50 charter destinations using its fleet of 14 freighters.

Chief executive Sanjeev Gadhia said that Astral has played an important role in immunization programmes including supporting efforts to tackle Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and the Cholera Pandemic in Yemen.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Nairobi-based Astral transported over 15,000 tonnes of PPE, Testing Kits, Ventilators, and related products to over 40 countries in Africa.

The first converted B767-200 freighter in Africa, with a payload of 40 tonnes, will join Astral’s fleet in January 2021.