Beginning this week, Swiss WorldCargo has updated its offering to include the transportation of commercial cargo in the cabin on select charter flights. Such cargo may include fashion/apparel, garments, fabrics, glassware, perishables, printing materials, machinery, electronic parts, aircraft parts, flowers, pharmaceuticals and spare parts. Medical equipment like diagnostic instruments and PPE equipment such as facemasks and surgical gloves can also continue to be transported within the cabin.
Commercial Cargo in the cabin is currently allowed on flights to Shanghai (PVG), Beijing (PEK), Bangkok (BKK),São Paulo (GRU), Johannesburg (JNB) and Dubai (DXB). Medical and PPE equipment can also continue to be transported in the cabin on all wide-body aircraft routes. In order to transport commercial cargo effectively inside the aircraft cabin, additional airport handling competencies are required. Additionally, SWISS staff onboard every flight supervise all materials in order to ensure a safe journey.
On Monday, 27 July, the first of such flights arrived in Zurich Airport from Dubai International Airport. The Boeing 777-300ER carried diverse garments and other fashion-related goods within the passenger cabin.