An aircraft carrying around five million face masks and vital protective equipment (PPE) has landed in Germany after taking off from China in mid-May. The charter flight touched down at Frankfurt Airport. “The PPE is being distributed to health and social care facilities by the German healthcare system amid ‘unprecedented demand’ from the Covid-19 pandemic. The overnight flight was operated by a Boeing 777-200F aircraft arranged by a dedicated cargo team at Delta World Charter.” Satvir Kalsi, director of cargo said.
“The coronavirus pandemic compelled the vast majority of commercial aircraft to be grounded, but we are continuing to operate our air cargo charter services in order to play an important part in supporting healthcare workers during this difficult time.”