Thursday February 27, 2020

Irish High Court to rule on Swedish airline's claim against Ryanair

Ryanair had wanted the case about airport security charges heard in Sweden, but it will now go ahead in this country, writes Kieron Wood.

28th July, 2012
Ryanair faces a claim of €1,150,476 against it by a Swedish airline. Photo: Bloomberg

A claim against Ryanair for more than €1 million in security charges at Swedish airports is to go ahead in the Irish High Court, despite the airline's bid to have the case transferred to the Swedish courts.

Transportstyrelsen, the Swedish Transport Agency, is claiming 10,193,884 Swedish kroner (€1,150,476) for airport security charges introduced in Sweden in 2005.

Ryanair claimed that the Irish courts had no jurisdiction to hear a claim for a foreign revenue or public law...

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