Leipzig/Halle Airport: the world’s largest aircraft transports aid supplies to Namibia

posted on 7th July 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Leipzig/Halle Airport: the world’s largest aircraft transports aid supplies to Namibia

Leipzig/Halle Airport has become established as a central hub for logistics associated with shipping aid supplies during the pandemic.

The world’s largest plane, the Antonov 225, took off from Leipzig/Halle Airport today flying relief items to Windhoek in Namibia.

The aircraft is transporting medical equipment to enable the country to battle the Covid-19 pandemic.

The cargo consisted of 530 pallets weighing approx. 70 tonnes. PortGround, a subsidiary of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, which specialises in handling aircraft and freight, was responsible for loading the AN 225 in conjunction with the German armed forces.

In addition to regular passenger and freight services, Leipzig/Halle Airport is acting as a hub for medical supplies and protective equipment.

Alongside regular traffic, the airport already handled about 70 freight charter flights, which have been transporting millions of Covid-19 tests and protective equipment, during the first half of 2021, for example.