DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo have decided to continue their fossil-free freighter flights between Frankfurt (FRA) and Shanghai (PVG).

The joint offer towards greener logistics will extend until at least October 2022.

By utilizing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and additional compensation, they will save another 21,000 tons of CO2e.

Lufthansa Cargo and DB Schenker have saved 31,000 tons of CO2e since starting their cooperation end of 2020.

The weekly flight rotation continues to be the world’s only regular full charter fully covered by SAF.

On March 25, the partners will conduct their 100thjoint greenhouse gas-neutral flight.

Thorsten Meincke, Global Board Member for Air & Ocean Freight at DB Schenker: “It is our unshaken mission to build a carbon-neutral future for our customers and society at large.

“With our long-term partner, Lufthansa Cargo, we will now continue our carbon-neutral flight offer and as well as the financial commitment.

“Alternative fuels help us to realize change, not just as a vision for the future but today.

“We would love to welcome even more customers who want to walk the talk with us.”

Ashwin Bhat, Chief Commercial Officer at Lufthansa Cargo: “We are very pleased on extending our cooperation with our global partner, DB Schenker.

“Together we operate completely CO2-neutral flight rotations between Asia and Europe as part of our summer flight schedule.

“DB Schenker has already committed to using about 7,500 tons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in 2022, which is a remarkable contribution to decarbonizing air freight.”

DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo piloted the concept of a fully SAF-covered intercontinental freighter rotation between Frankfurt and Shanghai in November 2020.

A regular charter connection was launched in April 2021 and extended throughout the winter flight schedule.

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