Swiss WorldCargo offers cargo-in-the-cabin charters
30 / 07 / 2020
Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of SWISS, has updated its offering to include commercial cargo in the cabin of passenger aircraft on select charter flights.
Such cargo may include fashion/apparel, garments, fabrics, glassware, perishables, printing materials, machinery, electronic parts, aircraft parts, flowers, pharmaceuticals and spare parts.
On Monday, the first of such flights arrived in Zurich from Dubai International Airport. The Boeing 777-300ER carried garments and other fashion-related goods within the passenger cabin.
Commercial Cargo in the cabin is currently allowed on flights to Shanghai (PVG), Beijing (PEK), Bangkok (BKK),São Paulo (GRU), Johannesburg (JNB) and Dubai (DXB).
Medical equipment like diagnostic instruments and PPE equipment such as facemasks and surgical gloves can also continue to be transported within the cabin.
Medical and PPE equipment can also continue to be transported in the cabin on all wide-body aircraft routes.
Said a spokesperson for Swiss WorldCargo: “In order to transport commercial cargo effectively inside the aircraft cabin, additional airport handling competencies are required. Additionally, SWISS staff onboard every flight supervise all materials in order to ensure a safe journey.”