Swiss flies medical equipment to Switzerland

Swiss International Air Line will fly more than 10 A340 flights loaded with medical equipment from China to Switzerland in April.

The flights, supported by Swiss WorldCargo, will carry than 35m personal protection items for the use of healthcare personnel, including protective suits, medical gloves, safety goggles and breathing masks.

The operation is being conducted on behalf of the Zurich Cantonal Pharmacy and in collaboration with knechtcare/Welti-Furrer (the Knecht Group) and Männedorf Hospital.

The flights will carry only cargo, loaded in both the hold and the passenger cabin. The first such flight arrived from Shanghai in Zurich on April 5.

Swiss WorldCargo is also working with other customers to transport cargo from Switzerland to China, which is of key importance to the Swiss export sector and to global goods flows.

Swiss WorldCargo operated two cargo-only flights to Zurich from Hong Kong and Shanghai, as well as one such flight from Beijing so far.

Further Swiss WorldCargo flights to and from China are being planned, to continue to maintain the supply chains between Switzerland and the world.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]