Spain wants a joint European approach to the crisis in the aviation sector. That is what the Spanish Minister of Economy Nadia Calvino said.
Due to travel restrictions to contain the corona pandemic, most airlines’ aircraft are grounded. According to Calvino, a European response is desirable.
In addition, government support to companies in individual countries should not be anti-competitive. According to Calvino, airlines from countries with “the deepest pockets” cannot enjoy benefits at the expense of those from other countries.
Aid pledged so far varies greatly from country to country. KLM is currently talking about aid of 2 billion to 4 billion euros from The Hague, while Paris has already promised 7 billion in aid to Air France-KLM.
In Germany, talks are being held between the government and Lufthansa. Spanish Iberia, part of IAG, has been promised EUR 1 billion in Spanish aid.
The minister again expressed his wish for a common European recovery fund that should be filled by the member states.