DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo donate Japan relief flight to EU Commission

DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo recently donated a flight to support the European Commission in delivering relief goods to Japan. The flight to Tokyo was performed by the companies' joint air cargo subsidiary AeroLogic, which departed Frankfurt airport.

The aircraft carried 30 tons of goods from Hungary, Slovakia and Sweden, including canned food, tents, blankets, sleeping bags, clothes, gloves and rubber boots. The supplies are desperately needed in the affected prefectures in Japan and are highly welcome by the Japanese authorities.

In a joint statement Ken Allen, CEO DHL Express, and Karl Ulrich Garnadt, CEO Lufthansa Cargo, said: "We are happy to be able to help the EU Commission in supporting the people of Japan. By adjusting our flight schedules and with the strongest support of everyone involved we gladly took the opportunity to deliver fast help directly to one of the areas that were impacted most by the tsunami."

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