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Lufthansa steps up Shenzhen flights

[ May 19, 2020   //   ]

Lufthansa Cargo is now offering up to 14 additional cargo flights a week from Shenzhen to Frankfurt to cope with heavy covid-19-related demand. The first aircraft, an Airbus A330-300 took off from Shenzhen on 18 May loaded with about 3 million masks and other medical protective equipment on behalf of logistics company Fiege. Lufthansa has removed cabin equipment from ten A330-300s to accommodate more cargo.

Currently, all 17 Lufthansa Cargo freighters are in continuous operation. To and from and mainland China alone, 16 flights a week are currently operated with Boeing 777F wide-body freighters with a standard load capacity of around 103 tonnes.