Easyjet is discussing state aid with Germany - Wiwo

FILE PHOTO: An EasyJet aircraft taxis after landing at Terminal 1, marking the official opening of the new Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER) "Willy Brandt", in Schoenefeld near Berlin, Germany October 31, 2020. Kay Nietfeld/Pool via REUTERS

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