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Easyjet is discussing state aid with Germany - Wiwo

Official opening of the new Berlin-Brandenburg Airport in Schoenefeld
Official opening of the new Berlin-Brandenburg Airport in Schoenefeld

BERLIN (Reuters) - British budget carrier Easyjet <EZJ.L>, which is struggling with lower air traffic demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, is in talks with Germany about state aid, business magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported on Thursday.

"The talks are proceeding constructively," CEO Johan Lundgren was quoted as saying.

Wiwo said Lundgren declined to specify the discussed amount but said he was expecting a high sum.

The magazine said the talks were "apparently about several hundred millions of euros".

The Economy Ministry was not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Thomas Seythal; Editing by Riham Alkousaa)