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Ryanair loses ECJ case over sale of Alitalia planes

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has ruled that a decision last year that Alitalia’s could sell some of its planes, notwithstanding a grant of state aid to the airline, was correct.

13th June, 2013
Ryanair aircraft at Stansted.

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has ruled that a decision last year that Alitalia’s could sell some of its planes, notwithstanding a grant of state aid to the airline, was correct.

Ryanair had sued the Commission, Italy and Alitalia over a European Commission decision that, while an Italian government loan to Alitalia was unlawful state aid, the sale of its assets could go ahead.

In 2008, the Italian government lent €300...

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