Fiege has partnered with Lufthansa Cargo to meet the increasing demand for air cargo capacities during the COVID-19 crisis. Effective immediately, up to an additional 14 cargo flights have been scheduled to fly between Shenzhen and Frankfurt every week. Lufthansa’s first aircraft, an Airbus A330-300, set off Monday, May 18, from Shenzhen to Frankfurt, carrying 3m respirator masks and additional medical protective equipment for Fiege.
“Lufthansa Cargo has established itself as a reliable partner over the past weeks and as such has been crucial in sustaining the supply chain from Asia through to Germany. These recent cargo flights from Shenzhen allow us to shape this supply chain even more flexibly, to ensure that urgently needed products reach Germany fast,” said Michael Völlnagel, CEO Fiege International Freight Forwarding.
Since the end of March, up to five aircraft have landed in Germany every day for Fiege, carrying urgently needed equipment from Asia. Over the past weeks, Fiege has moved goods using over 100 chartered planes, which is a new record in the company history of Fiege.
Currently, all 17 freighters of Lufthansa Cargo are in constant operation, flying medical materials to destinations around the world.