France Impounds Ryanair Plane On Tarmac Before Take-Off

LONDON (Alliance News) - French authorities have seized a Ryanair Holdings PLC plane and forced ...

Alliance News 9 November, 2018 | 1:58PM
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LONDON (Alliance News) - French authorities have seized a Ryanair Holdings PLC plane and forced 149 passengers to disembark because of a dispute over subsidies to the Irish airline.

The French civil aviation authority said it had impounded the plane on the tarmac of Bordeaux-Merignac airport on Thursday as a "last resort".

Ryanair did not publicly comment on the seizure.

In a statement, the aviation authority said France had repeatedly tried to get Ryanair to pay back regional funds handed to the airline in 2008-2009.

The European Commission later ruled those funds illegal, saying they gave Ryanair an unfair economic advantage.

The aviation authority called it "regrettable that the state was forced" to evacuate the plane. It said the passengers were put on another Ryanair flight five hours later.

source: Press Association

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