Ryanair wants more ‘sweet’ deals

State-owned airports including Dublin, Cork and Shannon could be allowed to offer ‘sweetener deals’ to attract new business if Ryanair wins its appeal against a European Commission decision later this month.

1st March, 2008

State-owned airports including Dublin, Cork and Shannon could be allowed to offer ‘sweetener deals’ to attract new business if Ryanair wins its appeal against a European Commission decision later this month.

Four years ago, the commission ruled that the state-owned Charleroi airport in Belgium was not entitled to offer Ryanair incentives which constituted illegal state aid. Ryanair asked the European Court of First Instance to annul the decision, and the appeal will be...

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