Coronavirus threatens “future of aviation” without state aid (Lufthansa)

Airlines may need state aid to survive the crisis in the sector as a result of the pandemic with the COVID-19 virus, the Executive Director of the German airline Lufthansa, Carsten Spohr, warned Thursday.

“As this crisis lasts, surely the future of aviation cannot be guaranteed without state aid,” the executive said in a statement, recalling that 700 of the company’s 763 aircraft are currently on the ground.