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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Germany Offers Financial Aid to COVID Impacted Airports

Germany, on Friday, has promised financial aid to airports in an effort to keep the country’s aviation industry afloat amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Germany, on Friday, has promised financial aid to airports in an effort to keep the country’s aviation industry afloat amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The country’s aviation industry has demanded an amount of up to 1 billion euros to keep airports open and operational. The government and stakeholders of the aviation industry will discuss the next move regarding possible financial plans for the country’s airports. 

The government also plans to reinforce health protocols at airports such as testing and quarantine to help ease travel during Covid-19 restrictions. 

This, after the new BER airport has finally opened its doors after years of delay last Saturday, prompting criticisms from the opposition as the industry struggles with rising debt. 

In an interview, Professor Yvonne Ziegler an expert in international air traffic management said, “it is right to compensate the airports for their running costs. The EU has already agreed that the public sector can step in here. But the state doesn’t have to save all airports”.

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