With much of it’s fleet grounded due to covid-19 travel restriction, Lufthansa has converted one of it’s Airbus A330-300s into a cargo plane.
The airline is assisting in the transportation of important medical supplies from China to Germany and other countries.
As China was able to manage and effectively control the worst of the outbreak in the country, other nations are looking up to her for advice and resources to eliminate the pandemic. As a leading German company, Lufthansa has taken the responsibility to help bring in important materials from China to its home.
“Special mission for our “Kilo-India” to Shanghai and back: normally the A330 flies mainly passengers. This one was an all-cargo plane. To get humanitarian goods where they are most needed at the moment,” Lufthansa tweeted.
The plane headed back to Germany stacked with around 30 tons of special cargo. This includes protective equipment and medical supplies. To fit in as much as possible, freight was secured on the aircraft’s seats and in its overhead bins. This was on top of the products in the jet’s belly.
Special mission for our Kilo-India“to Shanghai and back: normally the A330 flies mainly passengers. This one was an all-cargo plane. To get humanitarian goods where they are most needed at the moment’’.
This particular unit, registration D-AIKI joined the airline in September 2005. According to Planespotters.net, this plane is the only Lufthansa A330 that is not being stored at the moment.
90 percent of its fleet are grounded as a result of the global crisis. Around 700 of its 763 aircraft are unable to hit the skies due to the lack of demand and international flight restrictions.
Source: Simple Flying News.