Covid test kits from China to Austria
To meet the high demand for rapid Covid-19 tests and fill the gap of lost bellyhold capacity, Gebrüder Weiss has built an air bridge consisting of five charter flights between China and Austria.
Using a chartered A330 specially converted for transport, the Austrian logistics provider has been handling shipments of 2 to 3 million antigen tests per flight since the beginning of March.
This project contract for a leading company in the medical trade was concluded for the time being with the latest flight from Shanghai to Linz on 1 April.
A B747 was chartered for this transport, which alone carried 5 of the urgently needed 14 million of these items. Upon arrival of the aircraft, several of the company's trucks ensured the onward transport of the medical devices to their respective recipients, mostly pharmaceutical wholesalers. (ah)