Press release -
Lufthansa Cargo and ANA Cargo Fly Relief Goods to Australia
Lufthansa Cargo and ANA Cargo have jointly transported about two tons of relief supplies to Australia. Starting on 3 February, 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany, Lufthansa Cargo was responsible for the transport to Tokyo, Japan. From there, ANA Cargo took over the transport to Sydney, Australia. DB Schenker supported the project in logistics and took care of the collection of the donations.
On board were about two tons of self-made pouches and nests for Australian animal babies. These were handmade by helpers of the private initiative "Deutschland hilft Australiens Wildtieren!" (Germany helps Australia's Wildlife!). More than 20,000 animal lovers from Germany have organized themselves via Facebook to sew, knit or crochet nests and pouches according to directions of an Australian animal rescue organization. The textiles are urgently needed at the Australian aid stations for animal orphans and injured animals through the bush fire.
Lufthansa Cargo is pleased to support the relief work in Australia by providing fast transport together with its joint venture partner ANA Cargo. This cooperation has enabled the aid transport to Australia beyond its joint venture markets.
Lufthansa Cargo AGWith a turnover of 2.7 billion euros and 8.9 billion revenue tonne-kilometres in 2018, Lufthansa Cargo is one of the world's leading companies in the transport of air freight. The company currently employs about 4,500 people worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo focuses on the airport-to-airport business. The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in more than 100 countries with its own fleet of freighters, the belly capacities of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress, and an extensive road feeder service network. The bulk of the cargo business is routed through Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned Lufthansa subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Lufthansa Group’s logistics specialist.