Airplane and transport. Berlin will also discuss aid to Lufthansa
Between 9 and 10 bn. "But still no decision is made", the Economy minister said
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel said last Saturday that she would consider the possibility of a rescue package from the air transport crisis due to the Covid-19 emergency also for the airline Lufthansa, in a meeting that should be held this week with the executive officer of the carrier Carsten Spohr and in the presence of the Federal Ministers of Finance, Economy and Transport, Olaf Scholz, Peter Altmaier and Andreas Scheuer respectively. This was announced by the German press which stressed that the "consistency" of the aid in question would probably be between EUR 9 and 10 bn. Comparing little seems to be the State aid granted by the governments of Berlin and Hesse to Condor Airlines -which is just over half a billion-, and which with "rapid procedure" received the green light today from the European Commission European (see AVIONEWS).
However, an indiscretion seems to have been pronounced on "Deutschlandfunk" radio -according to what the French "Les Echos" reports it, precisely by Minister Altmaier: Berlin will not decide on the aid that the German State could provide to Lufthansa before after that all the elements will not be on the table. "What we want - the minister of the Economy added it- is that the big companies that play a leading role remain competitive even after the crisis".
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency