Norway's environment ministry said on Friday it was demanding a payment of 400 million Norwegian crowns ($40.7 million) from budget airline Norwegian Air over unpaid 2020 fees for climate quotas.

The company, which was under reconstruction at the time, said it would seek legal clarification on the matter. ($1 = 9.8314 Norwegian crowns) (Reporting by Terje Solsvik, editing by Stine Jacobsen)