Keyword: Ryannair

Ryanair plane impounded in France over unrefunded subsidies

A London-bound Ryanair plane with 149 passengers on board was seized by the French authorities at Bordeaux airport on Friday because the Irish low-cost airline had failed to repay more than 500,000 euros it had received in undue subsidies from local government, which it finally settled several hours later.

EU takes France to court over failure to recover illegal state aid from airlines

France is sent before European Court of Justice over 10M-euros given to low-cost airlines Ryannair and Transavia to use regional airports.

Ryanair faces 8.3 million-euro penalty for flouting French labour laws

The lowcost airline was found guilty of using Irish contracts for staff based in France, avoiding social insurance and state pension contributions.