After the confiscation of a Ryanair airplane, the airline returned and paid 525,000 euros back to France. 149 passengers had to leave the plane Thursday evening after the French state moved unconditionally to Bordeaux airport. With a five-hour delay, the passengers had managed to reach London with another plane.
In 2014, the Irish airline company was asked by the European Commission to reimburse state aid. Ryanair received conditions at the Angoulême airport in 2008 and 2009, which distorted competition, was then a justification.
According to the French news agency, the last payment request was sent to Ryanair in May – the company said it did not respond, according to the French authorities. Finally, a request for seizure was filed with a court.
A spokesman for the French aviation authority said Ryanair had redeemed the money and the plane was released. Ryanair himself did not comment on the incident.