Against the backdrop of a road traffic collapse in the UK, Lufthansa has launched the delivery of fruits and vegetables to retail chains using aircraft. Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury's have already received the first 80 tons of products yesterday, The local writes.
German air carrier Lufthansa has begun delivering fruits and vegetables to the UK as other transport links to the country have been cut off due to the discovery of a new coronavirus mutation. The cargo division of Lufthansa Cargo said that fresh food is usually sent in the luggage compartment of passenger flights or on trucks. But since both routes were stopped by German authorities, the airline used special cargo planes to prevent rotting goods in its warehouses.
“We are considering the issue of increasing cargo transportation,” said a company representative.
Germany on Tuesday extended its entry ban from the UK until January 6, 2021. Restrictions on entry from the UK also apply across the EU. In addition, thousands of truck drivers have been stuck in the UK after France banned them from leaving the UK for 48 hours on Sunday due to the spread of a new strain of coronavirus. In this regard, there were fears that during the holiday season, the shelves of the country's grocery stores would be empty, since most of the transport links were stopped.