With passenger traffic in a slump, airlines are turning to freight

Nairobi,¬†Feb 12 (AFP/APP): With passenger traffic in a slump, airlines are turning to freight to fill the gap — and Kenya Airways spies an advantage in the market to deliver temperature-sensitive Covid vaccines: its expertise in flying fresh roses to Europe. Some 3,000 tonnes of flowers are currently exported every week from Nairobi’s international airport under demanding cool-storage conditions akin to those required to safely ship Covid vaccines. Jabs earmarked for Africa risk spoilage if not transported within precise temperature ranges from ground handling to shipment and delivery — a logistical feat beyond many infrastructure-poor countries on the continent. “That … Continue reading With passenger traffic in a slump, airlines are turning to freight