Berlin’s new air cargo centre utilised for aid charter
Chapman Freeborn and Lufthansa Cargo have successfully collaborated on high-profile charter project which utilised the air cargo facility on the site of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which is still under construction.
The operation – an aid airlift arranged on behalf of the Red Cross – was the first time the new air cargo centre has been used for an ad hoc charter project.
The flight was jointly coordinated by our Germany team and Lufthansa Cargo. It represents the latest in a number of air cargo charter projects since we announced our strategic cooperation agreement earlier this year.
Over 45 tons of humanitarian air cargo was loaded onto a Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 aircraft for the flight to Amman in Jordan.
The consignment included vital materials for setting up a field hospital.
Representatives from our team and Lufthansa Cargo were present to ensure the loading process ran smoothly and the flight departed on schedule from Schönefeld Airport.
Bettina Kaufmann, General Manager of Chapman Freeborn Germany, said:
“The time-efficient execution of this project is attributed to the good cooperation with our partner Lufthansa Cargo , which allowed the rapid deployment of the aircraft. Both companies worked hand-in-hand to deliver the much-needed relief supplies as soon as possible.”
When the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport officially opens, all air cargo in the capital region will be handled at one location, resulting in faster cargo transfer. You can find out more about the new air cargo facilities here.