Lufthansa Cargo launched an aid flight to the Philippines on 22 November at 12.40 p.m.
This special flight was free of charge according to Lufthansa. Together with the ‘Aktion Deutschland Hilft’ emergency aid alliance and in partnership with other Group companies, Lufthansa Cargo is providing fast, pragmatic assistance for those severely affected by the typhoon.
Carrying around 55 tonnes of relief supplies, the MD-11 freighter from Lufthansa Cargo brought more than twice the amount of cargo that was transported to the crisis-hit region by Lufthansa’s first special flight the previous week. The aid materials, including urgently needed food packages, medical supplies, water treatment plants and tents, was provided by various organisations within the ‘Aktion Deutschland Hilft’ emergency aid alliance – including World Vision, Malteser, Help and Action Medeor. The complex logistics in Manila was handled by logistics group and close partner of Lufthansa Cargo, DHL, who, together with the aid organisations, handled the prompt onward transport. Alongside Manila, DHL has had so-called catastrophe relief teams on the ground in the Cebu region for several days now. There, they are working pro bono to handle the incoming relief supplies.