LUG aircargo handling opens COVID Testing Centre at Frankfurt Airport

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The CargoCity South at Frankfurt Airport features a COVID-19 testing centre, offering an opportunity for rapid Antigen and PCR tests. The facility is open to the public including employees, visitors, customers and service providers.

The testing centre was established on the initiative of the medical laboratory service provider InVitaGO GmbH with the support of LUG aircargo handling GmbH in record time and with great commitment.

The innovative air freight handler has been based in the CargoCity South for almost 25 years and has provided the facilities for the project without following any commercial aims. The testing centre is operated by InVitaGO GmbH, which already manages several testing centres in Germany. The concept provides a professional “drive in” solution for cars and a walk-in alternative.

Occupational safety has priority

Protecting the workforce is a major challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies based in the CargoCity South are classified as essential to the economy. Their operational employees cannot pack pallets and handle cargo flights by working from home. Rather, they have to ensure 24/7 operation on site. Due to the virus mutations, the risk of infection has increased significantly since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and the protection of employees has become even more important.

Since March 2020, LUG has had a special crisis team in charge of preventive measures against COVID-19 infections. Numerous investments were made, operational groups were separated, and the measures were repeatedly adapted to continuously changing governmental regulations.

LUG has already organised various testing campaigns during which employees were able to take a rapid Antigen or PCR test on site.