A dead body has been found in the landing gear bay of Lufthansa aircraft that flew from Tehran to Frankfurt Airport, German police said.
On Thursday morning, the Lufthansa-owned Airbus had departed from Tehran at the crack of dawn.
According to the police, the ground workers discovered the body while performing maintenance. Before the body was discovered, the work had been ongoing for four hours.
Both the provenance of the body and the identification of the deceased were not confirmed by the police.
According to the German press agency DPA, the related flight scheduled for Friday morning has been cancelled.
Numerous Iranians live in Germany, and hundreds of them demonstrated in support of the ongoing anti-government rallies in Iran on Saturday.
Additionally, as a sanction on Tehran, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has announced plans to put entrance restrictions on Iranian nationals.
Lufthansa reports healthy profit
German airline major Lufthansa on Thursday posted a net profit of 809 million euros ($814 million) for the third quarter.
When the coronavirus stopped all international aviation travel in 2020, Lufthansa had incurred enormous losses and needed assistance from the German government.
But when economies start up again, demand has strongly recovered, which has improved the company’s prospects.
From July through September, there was a net profit of 809 million euros as opposed to a deficit of 72 million euros during the same time last year.
“The organisation has put the pandemic behind and is looking positively into the future”CEO Carsten Spohr
“Travel is still highly desired, and this is reflected in the demand for air travel.”
To 10.1 billion euros, third quarter revenues nearly quadrupled year over year.
More than 33 million passengers flew with the group’s airlines in the third quarter, a significant increase from the same period last year.
The firm, which consists of Eurowings, Austrian, Swiss, and Brussels Airlines, already declared earlier this month that robust demand had led to a large increase in its profitability estimate for 2022.
Lufthansa had announced its first net profit following the outbreak in August.
The airline reported that from July to September, ground workers and pilots’ strikes cost it over 70 million euros.
However, after reaching an agreement with management on greater compensation, Lufthansa pilots agreed last month not to strike once more until at least the end of June in 2019.
Due to the pandemic, the company suffered enormous net losses of 6.7 billion euros in 2020 and 2.2 billion euros in 2021; however, pent-up demand for air travel has caused its finances to stabilise faster than anticipated.
Final month, the German government sold its last remaining shares in Lufthansa, returning ownership of the airline to private individuals.
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