• Ryanair critical of state aid to European airlines | News

    Ryanair has said it will appeal a European Union court ruling granting approval for state aid to carriers in France and Sweden. The low-cost carrier said the cash favours Air France and SAS over rival airlines. Ryanair argued, during the Covid-19 pandemic, over €30 billion in “discriminatory state subsidies” has been offered flag-carriers across the EU. If this money is allowed to stand, it will “distort the level playing field in EU aviation for decades to come, giving chronically inefficient national airlines a leg up on their efficient low-fare competitors,” the carrier said. A Ryanair spokesperson said: “One of the European Union’s greatest achievements is the creation of a true…