Lufthansa coins “preighter” term for passenger-cargo flights – Business Traveller

As we reported before (see above) fellow Lufthansa Group member Swiss is operating a multitude of similar flights while another member, Austrian, operates daily cargo flights between Vienna and China to collect medical supplies. Austrian has removed 270 of the 306 seats from two B777-200s to give a 35 per cent increase in cargo capacity.

Currently we are operating daily cargo flights between China and Austria to collect urgently needed medical supplies helping against the coronavirus. We are now removing 270 of 306 seats from two of our Boeing 777 (OE-LPA & OE-LPC) increasing the respective cargo capacity by 35%. pic.twitter.com/Yrw4zW5ciQ

-- Austrian Airlines (@_austrian) April 28, 2020

Most of these aircraft are being deployed to bring medical supplies from Asia to Europe. Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has now devised a way for airlines operating A330/A350 aircraft to easily convert the passenger space for freight.

We are developing a solution for airlines to safely use their #A330/#A350 for pure cargo operations as "belly-freight" air cargo capacity is under pressure with grounded fleets. A way to help in the fight against #COVID19 & ensure revenues for airlines.
?https://t.co/xcZz116hRP pic.twitter.com/EoR5MrJ3G2

-- Airbus (@Airbus) April 30, 2020

Other airlines boosting passenger-cargo flights include:

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