“Ukrposhta” within two months of quarantine restrictions from March 17 through may 17, 2020 transported more than 500 tons of shipments of Ukrainian exporters, according to CTS.
Estimated value of the transported exports of small and medium business made more than $ 40 million.
“Thus, if General panic in the world the first days of quarantine in March was marked by a drop up to -30% compared to the same weeks last year, in may the export growth reached 42% to level of last year”, – stated in the message.
In “Ukrposhta” noted that with the introduction of the ban on air travel, the company quickly rebuilt the logistics, because 95% of passenger planes according to the Association, IATA, has stopped scheduled flights.
“Before the introduction of logistics constraints was 12 airlines (UIA, KLM/AirFrance, AirBaltic, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, LOT, Silk Way Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines, FlyDubai, Belavia, SAS Airlines) delivered the shipment to “Ukrposhta” to 32 to 47 flights a day depending on flight schedule. Forwarding of export shipments were involved in Borispol airport, Kiev, Lviv and Odessa,” according to the company.
With the introduction of the quarantine and ban on regular transportation “Ukrposhta” worked on a new logistic model: launched weekly Charter flights with the airline in new York; launched a number of regular cargo flights together with the airline “Aileron” (from Lviv to Riga, tel Aviv and Frankfurt); running freight program with Turkish Airlines, with transit in Istanbul for 38 cargo and passenger areas; together with KLM and Lufthansa was reformed delivery in a number of countries in Asia, South America, the Middle East.
It was also reinforced by the land connections with Poland, Moldova (then Romania, Bulgaria, Greece), Slovakia (hereinafter Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Austria) and Russia (hereafter Belarus).