Lufthansa Cargo has been forced to cancel all transit freight traffic through Frankfurt, Germany due to an outbreak of COVID.
In an advisory to customers, Lufthansa said, “Currently we are facing an increasing number of Coronavirus cases within our organization, especially at the Frankfurt hub. This is leading to a reduction in staffing levels, which is delaying our operations at this stage. Therefore, we, unfortunately, see no other option at the moment than to take some measures at the Frankfurt hub. Effective immediately, we have implemented a transit embargo for Frankfurt.”
Customers with shipments scheduled to transit through Frankfurt that have not yet been delivered to Lufthansa Cargo are advised to cancel all bookings or reroute them through other hubs.
All freight that has already been accepted by the airline will be dispatched, but delays are expected as the airline works to clear the backlogs.