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Gebrüder Weiss charters largest cargo aircraft for project cargo to Poland 15 November 2021

Antonov An-225 delivers from Tianjin to Rzeszów

Gebrüder Weiss was responsible for the first ever arrival of the world’s largest cargo plane at Rzeszów airport, transporting goods from China to Poland. The Antonov An-225 landed at the airport, located 170 kilometres east of Krakow, in the late evening of 13 November, carrying project-based cargo for the Polish industry on board. The Antonov had left the Chinese airport of Tianjin a day earlier.

Although charter flights are a regular part of the Company’s air services, handling the transport of goods with a cargo aircraft of this size was something special. The air freight managers in Poland and China were able to perfectly organise the entire supply chain between manufacturer and recipient in a very short space of time and under the difficult pandemic conditions.

The oversized freighter is ideal for heavy transport. The situation in air and sea freight remains very tense, as there is still not enough cargo space. With the Antonov, Gebrüder Weiss can quickly transport large-volume goods for customers.

The logistics company had already used the giant freighter for a transport to Austria in October. In addition, the somewhat smaller Antonov An-124 has been chartered several times this year for flights to Europe.