On Wednesday, a Lufthansa Cargo freighter took off for the first time with a special design: The lettering “Flying 100% CO2 neutral powered by DB Schenker” and an illustration of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) highlight the joint mission of Lufthansa Cargo and DB Schenker.
Both companies have been working together on climate protection for ten years and have now been able to launch a concrete offer on the market. With the use of SAF, which is based on extensive research, the cargo airline and the logistics service provider are accelerating the move away from fossil fuels in order to make the entire air freight industry more climate-friendly.
Since April, they have been offering weekly, CO2-neutral cargo rotations between Frankfurt and Shanghai. The aircraft’s special livery draws attention to the issue of SAF and invites customers to transport their freight in a CO2-neutral manner. For Deutsche Bahn and DB Schenker, this is only the third time that the company logo has appeared on an aircraft.
“We are delighted to have DB Schenker at our side, a partner who is so energetically promoting the reduction of CO2 in the air freight industry. The special livery gives us the opportunity to draw attention to our joint commitment worldwide. It also shows that we take our support of the United Nations’ ‘Climate Action’ Goal very seriously. The increased use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel and a modern freighter fleet are measures with a great impact to sustainably reduce our CO2 emissions,” explains Ashwin Bhat, Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer.
Thorsten Meincke, global board member for Air & Ocean Freight at DB Schenker: ”Sustainability is not just a nice-to-have. It is our declared goal to transport more goods in an environmentally friendly way. In doing so, we roll up our sleeves where it is particularly important to be active – in air transport! Together with Lufthansa Cargo, we offer a regular carbon neutral cargo flight connection. We are now celebrating this milestone on an aircraft for everyone to see. We are proud that we have already been able to inspire many customers with our green offer. With this special jet, we are driving awareness for our sustainability partnership around the world.”