Two destinations from the airline's Scottish base at Prestwick could be at risk if established carriers or airports succeed in forcing a European Commission crackdown.Now, I agree that airports shouldn't be using taxpayers' money to attract new operators but it's a bit of a cheek for Air France to be complaining. Just how much "public" money has been spent bailing out the French airline over the last several decades? Let's have a really level playing field with no subsidies to airports or airlines. I'd put my money on Ryanair, not Air France, as the winner.
Earlier this week, the company was forced to withdraw its Stansted-Strasbourg route - from September 24 - after an Air France subsidiary obtained a ruling that the French airport had improperly used public funds to give incentives to Ryanair worth nearly £1m.
Thursday, 28 August 2003
How the EU defines fairness
It looks as if Ryanair's services from Scotland to France and Belgium are under threat: