Dronamics, Hellenic Post sign agreement for drone deliveries in Greece
Dronamics will be providing middle-mile deliveries to ELTA, the national postal service for Greece
Dronamics, the world's first cargo drone airline with a licence to operate in Europe, and Hellenic Post (ELTA) have announced an agreement that will bring the first postal services by cargo drone in Greece.
Dronamics will be providing middle-mile deliveries to ELTA, the national postal service for Greece, says a release from Dronamics. "Starting with a domestic service connecting the mainland with islands, the two companies are also exploring international cooperation to provide postal cargo drone deliveries from Athens to key European cities."
The post and parcel sector is becoming one of the early adopters of Dronamics' green cargo drone technology. Last month, Dronamics announced an LOI with the Emirates Post Group, the national postal service in the UAE.
ELTA runs approximately 1,100 service points throughout the country. "Its strategic goals include the adoption of innovative solutions and sustainable development, making them an early adopter of the cargo drone services offered by Dronamics."
Greece is the launch market for Dronamics’ commercial operations, expected to begin early next year, the release added. The cargo drone airline is focusing on establishing a same day service connecting Athens, the capital city, with the industrial north area of the country as well as the islands in the south.
Dronamics' Black Swan requires only 400 metres to land and take off, a viable solution for reaching remote and underserved areas where traditional airport infrastructure is missing or underdeveloped. There are over 300 inhabited islands in Greece whose communities can benefit from a faster, cheaper and green air cargo solution, the release added.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Hellenic Post, an organisation renowned for its historic legacy and impressive reach," says Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder and CEO, Dronamics. "Dronamics is on a mission to enable same-day delivery for everyone, everywhere, and joining forces with ELTA helps us move forward in our goal. This collaboration is a pivotal step toward empowering communities, bridging distances and making essential services affordable and accessible for everyone."
Grigoris Sklikas, CEO, Hellenic Post adds: “The Hellenic Post-Dronamics partnership is an important initiative that will change the map in the Greek courier market. Together with Dronamics, we will provide services all over Greece faster, farther and in a greener way. This partnership is a turning point in our reorganisation since it summarises our motto for the future: Reaching everywhere, better."