Ryanair pays up af­ter plane seized

Irish Examiner - - News -

Ryanair has paid €525,000 in sub­si­dies back to French au­thor­i­ties to end a tar­mac stand­off that forced 149 pas­sen­gers to dis­em­bark a plane im­pounded on Thurs­day. Ryanair made no pub­lic com­ment on the seizure. The French civil avi­a­tion au­thor­ity said it had seized the plane at Bordeaux-Merignac air­port as a “last re­sort” af­ter re­peat­edly try­ing to get Ryanair to pay back re­gional funds given to the air­line in 2008/09. The Eu­ro­pean Com­mis­sion later ruled those funds il­le­gal, say­ing they gave Ryanair an un­fair eco­nomic ad­van­tage. Avi­a­tion au­thor­ity spokesman Eric Her­aud said the air­line had paid back the funds and the plane would be re­leased.

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