Lufthansa Cargo, German Red Cross sign agreement for global aid transport

Published: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

When disaster strikes, the assistance provided must be fast, flexible and effective. Lufthansa
Cargo and the German Red Cross humanitarian aid organisation have now signed an
agreement that will put their cooperation on global aid transports on an even more efficient
footing for the future. Peter Gerber, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa
Cargo, and Christian Reuter, Secretary General of the German Red Cross, signed the framework
agreement at Frankfurt Airport. This cooperation will considerably simplify and accelerate the preparation of aid flights. This will facilitate the provision of effective
support and supplies to those in need during crisis situations in which aid is required quickly.

“Thanks to the new cooperation, we will be able to transport German Red Cross aid supplies
even faster to disaster zones. When every minute counts, strong partners who can work together
optimally are needed. We are delighted when we can use our logistics expertise to help get
direct assistance to people in need”, said Peter Gerber. “As Germany’s largest humanitarian aid
organisation, we operate in more than 50 countries. We are really delighted to have Lufthansa
Cargo on board, a partner we can rely on in a disaster”, added Christian Reuter, Secretary
General of the German Red Cross.

Lufthansa Cargo has already helped aid organisations to transport relief supplies for disasters
time and again in the past. Transports by air play an important role if not enough of the goods
needed, such as medications or drinking water treatment systems, can be sourced in the country
in question or if they are of insufficient quality. The disaster relief organisations also benefit from
Lufthansa Cargo’s many years of experience in the area of charters. With Network-on-demand,
Lufthansa’s cargo arm can transport aid shipments quickly, professionally and flexibly to all
destinations within and outside of the Lufthansa network.