Lufthansa Cargo has transported around ten tons of medical equipment to India on three flights this week. Yesterday (Thursday 29 April) some 280 oxygen concentrators were flown to Delhi on scheduled flight LH760 from Frankfurt to Delhi.
The equipment is part of a larger consignment that high-volume special logistics company time:matters is carrying out on behalf of a customer.
“We see it as our responsibility to play our part in international aid,” said Lufthansa Cargo’s CEO Dorothea von Boxberg. “The dramatic situation in India shows how important it is to transport relief supplies quickly and easily to where they are urgently needed. That is why we at Lufthansa Cargo, together with the Lufthansa Group, are doing everything we can to maintain supply chains worldwide.
“This requires enormous flexibility on the part of our colleagues involved, good cooperation with our customers and decisive action on the part of international politicians, for example in special regulations for crews entering a country.”
Time:matters’ managing director Alexander Kohnen commented: “Our team of experienced logistics specialists enables global transport solutions despite challenging conditions such as tight capacities, thinned-out flight schedules and closed borders. For medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators or other time-critical and sensitive shipments, individual, transparent and 100 per cent reliable transports are essential.
“Already in the first wave of the pandemic, time:matters, in cooperation with Lufthansa Cargo and the airlines of the Lufthansa Group, brought medical protective equipment across continents to its destination in the shortest possible time with a maximum of flexibility and boundless commitment.”