SunExpress, DPD, FIEGE, time:matters and Lufthansa Cargo launch airlift to Turkey
- Airlift to transport more than 1,000 tons of relief supplies to the crisis region in the coming weeks
- Aid packages from private donors can be dropped off in all DPD parcel stores across Germany
Using synergies and providing unbureaucratic help together: That is the goal of the relief alliance of leading transport and logistics partners SunExpress, DPD, FIEGE, time:matters, CB Customs Broker GmbH and Lufthansa Cargo. SunExpress, the joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, had brought the companies together to maintain an air bridge from Germany to the crisis region in the coming weeks. More than 1,000 tons of relief supplies are to be transported to the crisis region as part of the "Wir helfen gemeinsam" initiative.
As early as Friday, February 17, 2023, two Boeing 777 freighters operated by Lufthansa Cargo will bring urgently needed relief supplies such as blankets, hygiene articles and food to the crisis region. The flights, with flight numbers LH8332 and LH8334, will depart from Frankfurt to Antalya at 9 am and 12 pm CET respectively.
From Monday, February 20, 2023, SunExpress will use flights under flight number XQ8881 for cargo-only transport every Monday and Tuesday. SunExpress has received an exemption from the relevant authorities for these so-called cargo flights. SunExpress also flies daily from Frankfurt to Antalya and will load relief goods on these flights.
DPD parcel stores accept relief packages
People are very willing to help those affected in the earthquake zones. With this joint initiative, the companies involved also want to give private donors the opportunity to help quickly and easily. Relief packages containing urgently needed aid supplies can be handed in in the 7,500 DPD stores from Monday, February 20, 2023. The initiative works closely with the aid organization AFAD in Turkey, which provides information on which relief supplies are urgently needed at any given time. At the moment, aid packages up to a maximum of 20kg can be handed in.