Düsseldorf Airport is to receive a financial injection of 250 million euros due to the consequences of the corona pandemic. This is a loan that is secured with a guarantee from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. This is reported by the local daily newspaper “Rheinische Post”.
The airports in Düsseldorf and Mönchengladbach not only suffered from the consequences of the lockdown, but the volume of traffic continues to be significantly below that of previous years. At the moment, demand is also falling. At the same time, however, the regular costs are charged to everyone, because not everything can be covered by short-time work. According to the "Rheinische Post ” the situation in Düsseldorf is now very tense, so that support is needed.
The 250 million euro loan, for which the state wants to guarantee, also means that the owners of the airport and its daughter in Mönchengladbach have to forego any profit distributions for six years. However, the next few weeks and especially months will show whether the sum is sufficient at all, because the further development of the corona pandemic and its consequences cannot be assessed.