With the threat of Ebola abated, Lufthansa along with the German government have decided to decommission the Airbus A340 as an Ebola Evacuation Aircraft and return it to passenger service.

The A340, D-AIGZ, was pulled from service late last year and was on stand-by ever since in the event that Ebola patients needed emergency evacuation from affected areas in order to receive treatment.   The plane had been heavily modified to house potential Ebola patients in a manner that would protect them and those providing treatment.

Fortunately, the need never arose and it has been decided that the aircraft can now rejoin LH fleet later this summer.

D-AIGZ will return to passenger service later this summer.

D-AIGZ will return to passenger service later this summer.