Dronamics, the first cargo drone airline with a license to operate in Europe, and Hellenic Post (ELTA) have signed an LOI to bring the first postal services by cargo drone to Greece. Dronamics, which designs, develops and operates cargo drones, will be providing middle-mile deliveries to Hellenic Post (ELTA), the national postal service for Greece. 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.
ELTA has over 190 years of heritage and 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 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’ general sales and service agent for Greece is Golden Cargo, a premium logistics, handling and warehousing services provider.
Dronamics can offer up to 80% faster, 50% cheaper and 60% lower CO2 emissions freight compared to traditional services, making it well suited to time-sensitive deliveries such as post and packages. Its remotely piloted aircraft, the Black Swan, requires 400 metres only to land and take off, a viable solution for reaching remote and under-served areas, where traditional airport infrastructure is missing or under-developed. There are over 300 inhabited islands in Greece whose communities can benefit from faster, cheaper and green air cargo solutions.