A low cost Ryanair airline has stopped in France shortly before departure. The French authorities therefore wanted to force the airline to repay state aid.
The 149 passengers should not have been surprised: Last Friday, the French authorities abruptly stopped an airplane of the Irish airline Ryanair – just before the start.
Target for confiscation of the machine was the call for the repayment of public funds, "It is unfortunate that the state was forced to do so," the Civil Aviation Authority said.
According to Ryanair has paid half a million eurosto get the plane again. The airline has not yet confirmed the payment.
The Ryanair plane was seized in Bordeaux
The plane was on its way from Bordeaux to London on Thursday night when it stopped. For the 149 passengers was then wait: You could only with me a five-hour delay and another plane in London.
The reason for the attachment is a European Commission decision in 2014. At that time the airline was asked to return state aid.
It was thought Ryanair up The Angoulême local airport in the 2008 and 2009 conditions was grantedwhich distorts competition, the report said.
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