Lufthansa wants to raise more than 2.1 billion euros with the issue of new shares.

The German airline wants to use the money to repay the last part of the state aid.

The government in Berlin guided Lufthansa through the corona crisis with an amount of 9 billion euros.

That money was used, among other things, to take a 20 percent interest in the company.

After about a year and a half, the German government can be removed as a shareholder.

The full aid must be repaid before the end of the year.

Lufthansa has already transferred part of it back to Berlin.

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr has always indicated that he still wanted to arrange repayment of state aid with the current government.

This means he has to speed up.

On Sunday 26 September there will be elections in the eastern neighbors.

The German airline is much faster with the refund than its peer KLM.

That company also received a lot of state aid, but there is currently no question of repayment.