Etihad signs Astral pharma deal

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Cargo has signed a pharma interline agreement with Astral Aviation and Kenya Airways to provide pharma delivery solutions across Africa.

Eithad gains access to Astral’s fleet of 14 freighters out of its Nairobi and Johannesburg to  15 African destinations. Both carriers are members of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and Pharma.Aero, whose joint Project Sunrays initiative offers cross-industry collaboration for pharma shippers managing complex vaccine distribution logistics.

The agreement ensures Etihad Cargo partners are fully compliant with latest GDP and IATA Pharma regulations and standards, and guarantees processes, from booking to handling of such sensitive goods, are standardised and performed to the highest quality. In September, Astral Aviation signed an interline agreement Airlink Cargo South Africa and to connect their networks through their hubs in Johannesburg and Nairobi.

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