Against the backdrop of the coronavirus crisis, Munich Airport (MUC) is becoming increasingly important for the transportation of relief supplies and personal protective equipment with an average of 20 cargo flights each day.
As an example, Uzbekistan Airways is flying a B767F with medical supplies from the Chinese port city of Tianjin (TSN) to Munich twice a week for shipping company Senator International. For the time being, the flights are scheduled to continue until the end of June.
Qatar Airways is flying a daily cargo service from Doha (DOH) to Munich using a B777. This is expected to continue until the end of May and is also carrying medical supplies.
The same applies to flights carried out by Icelandair on behalf of logistics company DB Schenker using specially converted B767 cargo aircraft. These have been arriving from Shanghai (PVG) once each day since last Sunday. Lufthansa will continue to fly an A350 carrying medical protective equipment from China to Munich via Seoul (ICN) twice a day until mid-May.
These special flights transporting medical supplies are making an important contribution to containing the coronavirus in this part of the world, the airport adds.