After the withdrawal of Polish LOT from a Condor takeover, talks between the ailing airline and the federal government continue. Time is of the essence: the company has to repay a KfW aid loan by Friday.

By Michael Immel, ARD aviation expert

The vacation airline Condor needs a second rescue in the coming days. For the 5000 employees, a perspective now needs to be found quickly after the Polish airline LOT canceled the planned takeover.