Today, Condor's fourth cargo flight with vital medical equipment on board from Shanghai in China is landing at Frankfurt Airport. The leisure airline is thus supporting the expansion of basic medical care in Germany and is working closely with the authorities and private clients to this end. This week alone, Condor transported more than 4.25 million face masks and around 40,000 protective suits on board its Boeing 767's. For this purpose, Condor set up a hub in Almaty, Kazakhstan, at short notice to bring the cargo to Germany as quickly and smoothly as possible. In the coming days, Condor is planning at least one cargo flight per day from China in addition to cargo flights to other destinations, thus contributing to the supply of goods in Germany and Europe.
"After having been able to bring back more than 75,000 travellers to Germany in recent weeks as part of the Federal Foreign Office Airlift and in cooperation with tour operators and cruise lines, we are now using our long-haul aircraft to transport urgently needed medical protective equipment for the German population from China," said Ralf Teckentrup, CEO of Condor. In the meantime, we transport the freight in the cargo hold and lash about 150 cubic meters of the life-saving cargo to the passenger seats on each flight and are delighted with the response of our growing cargo customers".
In addition to face masks, protective suits and gloves are transported on board the aircraft. For urgent individual requests, Condor can take off within 24 hours in coordination with authorities or private clients.