Lufthansa shareholders have backed a €9 billion government-funded rescue package. It gives Germany a 20% stake in the airline and keep the jets up in the air.
The move is part of a restructuring plan to cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis. The airline said it would halve its investment in new aircraft.
Heinz Hermann Thiele had criticized a €9 billion rescue plan that would see the government take a 20% stake in the embattled flag carrier. But a day before a shareholder vote, the investor signaled his support.
During the pandemic and the resulting crisis in aviation, most pilots have been grounded. But as the business picks up again, certified cockpit staff might be scarce, as Andreas Spaeth reports.
The WHO has wished Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro a rapid convalescence, after he confirmed he had tested positive. Meanwhile, the US has formally issued notice to pull out of the WHO. Follow DW for the latest.
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