An Airbus A330-300 operated by Hifly Malta landed again at Erfurt-Weimar Airport, which brought around 2,5 million FFP2 protective masks to Germany with a stopover in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
According to the airport, these were packed in 8.500 boxes. The total load was around 24 tons. The protective masks are intended for various drugstores and retail chains in Thuringia and throughout Germany. The travel time of the freight from Shanghai via Almaty to Erfurt was given as around 16 hours. The unloading of the Airbus by the airport staff took around 2,5 hours. The onward flight to Tokyo is planned for February 25, 2021.
The cargo flight was organized by the shipping company Röhlig Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, which in recent weeks has increasingly used the East German airport as a landing pad for the import of medical goods. Just recently, Hifly Malta was with one A330 Preighter visits Erfurt.
Airport boss Prof. Gerd Stöwer said: "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".