Great flights are called cargo flights in which passenger planes are used. As part of the collaboration between Lufthansa Cargo and EgeTrans Internationale Spedition that has been in existence since the end of 2020, more than 100 such flights have been handled so far.
In particular, the Airbus A340 and sometimes the Airbus A350 from Lufthansa Airlines were used for passengers. They serve the route from Frankfurt to Chicago, carrying an average of 37 tons of freight per trip. Consignments are moved for agricultural engineering as well as for the automobile, commercial vehicle and hydraulic industries.
According to Lufthansa Cargo, up to five Prushers flew per week at peak times in the summer of 2021, including round trips.
“Organizing these Prachter distribution operations requires careful integration with our customers, but also with everyone involved such as Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines and Lufthansa Technik. We are proud to have established such a reliable and flexible chain of operation for relevant freight requirements in these special times,” explains Achim. Martinka, Vice President of Lufthansa in Germany.
Since passenger aircraft have less combined load capacity, Lufthansa Cargo, according to its own statement, has been regularly offering the transport of pure cargo since 2020 in passenger aircraft, some of which have been specially converted for this purpose, which often cannot be used for services scheduled due to the pandemic. Since March 2020, Lufthansa Cargo has carried out some great flights around the world.
The goal is to ensure that companies around the world are supplied with important goods, keep producing them and maintain supply chains even in times of pandemic. Urgently needed cargo, such as medicine or medical equipment, should also be ensured.
“We are proud that the close collaboration with Lufthansa Cargo Team Stuttgart is not limited to Prachter, but we also have cargo capacity available three times a week on both freight and passenger aircraft with Lufthansa Cargo towards Chicago.” , says Florian Naujocks, Director of Air Freight at EgeTrans.