Austrian Airlines: loan installments of 60 million euros repaid in 2021

29 December 2021 / 075e

  • Corona state aid: Second loan installment of 30 million euros at the end of the year
  • Liquidity remains stable in spite of ongoing pandemic
  • Austrian Airlines thanks the Federal Government, all employees and customers for their support

After the early repayment of the first loan installment of 30 million euros in July 2021, Austrian Airlines repays another 30 million euros on 31 December 2021. By the end of 2021 the national carrier has repaid the first 60 million euros of the state-guaranteed loan with a total of 300 million. Despite the ongoing pandemic, the red-white-red airline is fulfilling its responsibility and meets the financial agreements as planned.

Austrian Airlines board member Michael Trestl: “The corona pandemic has caused the worst crisis in our company’s history. Without the support of the Austrian Federal Government and other stakeholders, the continuance of Austrian Airlines as such would not have been possible. We are proud that we have already repaid a fifth of our financial aid and that we are fulfilling our responsibilities as promised. All of this in spite of the fact that the pandemic is going on longer than we all hoped. We will proceed with this path in order to continue as the red-white-red carrier at Vienna Airport who connects Austria and the world! “

In June 2020, Austrian Airlines received a corona aid package totaling 600 million euros, 150 million euros as an equity contribution from Lufthansa and a further 150 million euros as state cover for damages. The remaining 300 million euros were guaranteed by the Republic of Austria as a loan through bank financing. The loan is to be repaid in half-yearly installments by 2026. The state aid package ensured Austrian Airlines’ continuance as a system-relevant partner at the Vienna hub and for the Austrian economy.

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