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Lufthansa To Resume Flights in Mid-June

Sun 24 May 2020 | 08:15 PM
Hassan El-Khawaga

Lufthansa announced on Sunday that it would resume flights to 20 destinations in mid-June as it tries to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.

The destinations include vacation hotspots Mallorca, Venice, Crete, Rhodes, Ibiza, Faro, and Malaga, with more destinations, set to be announced at the end of next week, Deutche Welle quoted a Lufthansa spokeswoman as saying.

All flights will depart from Frankfurt Airport, the German airline's main hub.

Earlier this month, the German airlines announced plans to resume flights to destinations including Los Angeles, Toronto, and Mumbai.

The airline is in "advanced" talks with the German government over a potential €9 billion ($9.8 billion) bailout.

The loan will have to be paid by 2030.

The deal would include the German government taking a 20% stake in the airline group, which includes Austrian Airlines, Swiss International, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings, and two seats on the group's supervisory board.

It is worth noting that US airlines like Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and American Airlines sought state aid.