This step was the last option for resolving a long-term dispute with Ryanair.
French authorities have detained an airline of Irish Ryanair's low cost airline for several hours. They wanted society to force him to return an illegally granted financial contribution, AP reported on Friday.
The incident occurred Thursday at Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport in south-west France. The French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) secured the car directly in the airport area and 149 passengers on board were forced to leave.
The Office pointed out that they took this step as the last option for resolving a long-term dispute with Ryanair. He regretted the need to evacuate passengers.
France has repeatedly and unsuccessfully asked airlines to reimburse the contribution from the regional funds they have been granted in 2008-2009.
The European Commission decided in 2014 that this public contribution was granted illegally by Ryanair and that the company received an unjustified economic advantage.
Boeing is back
In May this year, DGAC issued the final financing request, followed by a stamped aircraft, AFP said.
Eventually, Ryanair agreed to return to the French authorities on Friday Friday at EUR 525,000 – less than 24 hours after the aircraft was detained. Passengers who had to leave the car could continue their journey to London with another Ryanair flight after about five hours.
The airline did not respond immediately to the incident. DGAC spokesman confirmed on Friday that the funds in question were paid and that Ryanair would again receive Boeing 737.