SWISS transported medical supplies from China to Switzerland, supported by its airfreight division Swiss WorldCargo. This operation, SWISS' first cargo-only flight to Geneva, was conducted in collaboration with Swiss Centers China.
The Boeing 777 carried syringes and several million surgical masks. On this cargo-only flight no passengers were carried, the material was transported in the aircraft’s cargo hold and passenger cabin. The flight from Shanghai landed at Geneva airport at 7:45pm on April 21.
Conversely, goods were transported from Switzerland to China on behalf of other partners in the interests of the Swiss export economy and the worldwide movement of goods.
To date, SWISS has already operated approximately 30 cargo flights from Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong to Switzerland. Further cargo flights to and from China and other countries are being planned to ensure the functioning of supply chains between Switzerland and the world.