Since the outbreak of the global health crisis triggered by COVID-19, transportation has become an important ally in ensuring the delivery and supply of the most basic products (food, medicine and health). Among all modes of transportation, air transportation is particularly worth mentioning because its efficiency and speed are the keys to providing the necessary means to fight the pandemic.
Due to the spread of the epidemic, many major airlines in the world have adapted to the new demands of the Spanish market within these four weeks. This led to the implementation of a new freight route, the well-known Health Corridor, which reached the peninsula in record time from the logistics center in the east.
Currently, Spain is importing hundreds of tons of sanitary materials (respirators, masks, gloves or protective screens) from the Asian market to fight COVID-19.
Fletalia, as experts in transporting various types of goods to anywhere in the world, we have not forgotten the economic changes currently undergoing in the logistics industry. All of our air transportation services especially reflect this situation.
The significant increase in demand means that, in some cases, passenger jets are being transformed into cargo ships. These are only cargo flights. Due to restrictions in most countries/regions, passenger flights are currently not available to stop the development of the epidemic.
These bans may continue in the coming months. However, many experts pointed out that first, domestic flights can be restricted, and international flights will take longer due to regulations implemented by countries to prevent the expansion of COVID-19.
This new route plan is also good for Spanish exports. Many companies have sold cargo holds for various industries and cargo in order to continue to provide solutions for the Spanish industry in various emerging markets in Asia.
On the other hand, China has been working for several weeks, trying to speed up the procedures involved in this express logistics as much as possible to shorten all processes as much as possible. In fact, it has established an international information system that allows online approval of flights 24/7 to simplify the approval process for cargo flights.