According to L'echo, the Belgian government has understood it's absolutely KEY to save the Belgian aviation sector in order to give all chances to a quick and successful recovery of our country's very open economy after this pandemy.
For this purpose, the Federal Participation and Investment Corparationy has dedicated 3 of its 8 strategic task forces to work on Belgian aviation: Brussels Airllines, TUI Airlines and the ground service provides (Swissport, Aviapartner and Sabena technics).
Brussels Airport itself does not ask for any financial support from the FPIC, but insists the onces above are sufficiently funded to be able to guarantee an economically suitable aviation landscape at BRU to be of any use to our country's economy still and not be delivered at the mercy of non-existing foreign benefactors over which we have no control whatsoever.
(see how BNP France announced today it intends to drain BNP Fortis -and thus our country- of €2BN in profit to be able to spend it all on France's recovery!)
The CEO of the Federal Participation and Investment Corporation Koen Van Loo himself is heading the team dedicated to Brussels: they are currently looking into the modalities: the Belgian government could become a minority shareholder in Lufthansa proper, or in just Brussels Airlines alone, or a state guarantee could be offered to cover all losses till a certain point in time...
No final form has been chosen as discussions with Lufthansa are currently ongoing because it has to make sense for them too, of course, but a decision is due in the course of April.
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