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Lufthansa steps up cargo operations in Germany

Lufthansa is currently operating two daily flights carrying protective equipment from China to Munich Airport with Airbus A350 long-range jetliners.

Under normal circumstances, the A350 fleet carries passengers to intercontinental destinations in North and South America, as well as Asia.

The special daily cargo flights from Beijing and Shanghai are mainly loaded with masks urgently needed in the Bavarian capital.

Employees of ground handling subsidiary AeroGround are unloading the arriving aircraft.

The cargo is then transported to its final destinations by freight forwarding companies contracted by the federal government.

Lufthansa is operating the cargo flights to Munich with four Airbus A350 passenger aircraft and is flying similar missions with six Airbus A330 planes based in Frankfurt.