• France Seizes a Ryanair Plane off the Runway as the Airline and Government Fight Over Illegal Subsidies

    6 days ago - By Fortune

    A Ryanair plane was grounded and seized on Thursday in what French authorities are calling “a last resort” effort in an ongoing money dispute with the budget airline over government subsidies, according to the BBC .
    The plane, a Boeing 737, had 149 passengers on board and was due to fly to England when the French Civil Aviation Authority seized the aircraft and said that it “will remain immobilised until the sum is paid,” the news source reported.
    Ryanair was reportedly paid French subsidies that were later deemed to be illegal. French authorities wouldn't comment on the amount owed, but...
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