ProAir flies cargo and passengers. And Corona changes the demands.
The pilots of the ProAir company transported 25 kilograms of diamonds in a special suitcase. “With this valuable cargo, it was particularly challenging to ensure safety”, says Andreas Wald. The manager of the charter and logistics company is constantly confronted with emergencies, especially now in times of the Corona pandemic. If such transports between Africa and Europe have to be handled particularly quickly, he says, it is important to find unusual solutions within a short time. The company has also flown vaccine serum from the Filder to the USA. There it depends on a good cooling.
“We have now built up our own fleet of aircraft”, says Thomas Godau. This makes it easier for his company to react quickly when an aircraft is urgently needed. The pilots are permanently employed by the company and have the appropriate pilot license. A car manufacturer from the region, for example, has reserved a transport aircraft for a longer period of time. “This is still considerably cheaper than if the belts are left standing for five hours because supply chains break down”.
There is still a lot to be done in the freight sector, says Godau. “But the customer must also be able to rely on the goods reaching their destination on time”. That’s why everything has to go smoothly with customs clearance and the paperwork. “And we are available 24 hours a day”, says Markus Ciravegna. You can’t take a quick shower with him when he’s on call. “If a customer calls and can’t reach us, he looks for another company”, explains the manager who is responsible for business development.