The German regional airport Erfurt-Weimar had another visit from a large-capacity jet towards the late afternoon on Thursday. The Maltese airline Hifly Malta brought around 330 million FFP300 masks to Germany on the Airbus A9-2,3 with the registration 2H-TAJ.
The long-haul jet is not just a cargo aircraft, but a so-called “preighter”. This means that the machine normally carries passengers, but due to the high demand in the cargo area, the seats have been removed and cargo is currently being flown.
The 9H-TAJ starts in Shanghai, made a stopover in Almaty and reached Erfurt-Weimar on Thursday around 16:50 p.m. On board were a total of 25 tons of FFP2 protective masks intended for various drugstores and retail chains in Thuringia and all of Germany are. The Frankfurt forwarding company Röhlig Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG once again used Erfurt-Weimar Airport as a logistics location for importing urgently needed medical protective goods.
“The international airport Erfurt-Weimar is becoming more and more popular with airlines and logistics companies as a professional freight airport, especially for time-critical express freight”, says airport director Gerd Stöwer.
It took around 2,5 hours for the airport employees to unload and then refuel the airbus. The return flight to Beja / Portugal is planned for Friday, 12.02.21/13.30/XNUMX, XNUMX p.m. The Portuguese parent company Hifly is based there.