The air cargo industry has been transporting life saving supplies and medical equipment to India over the last few days as the country is ravaged by a second wave of Covid.

Lufthansa Cargo said that on three flights this week, a total of around 10 tons of medical equipment is on its way to India, with 280 oxygen concentrators, which concentrates oxygen from ambient air, being transported to Delhi on Thursday alone.

Lufthansa Cargo chief executive Dorothea von Boxberg said: “We see it as our responsibility to play our part in international aid. The dramatic situation in India shows how important it is to transport relief supplies quickly and easily to where they are urgently needed.

“That is why we at Lufthansa Cargo, together with the Lufthansa Group, are doing everything we can to maintain supply chains worldwide. This requires enormous flexibility on the part of our colleagues involved, good cooperation with our customers and decisive action on the part of international politicians, for example in special regulations for crews entering a country.”

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