The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has ordered Ireland to recover illegal aid received by Irish airlines Aer Lingus and Ryanair in the latest development of a long-running case. In a painful twist, the ECJ said it was low-cost carrier Ryanair that originally brought attention to the issue in July 2009, by arguing that Ireland’s air travel tax favored some of its competitors. The fee was €2 ($2.08) per flight under 300 km (186.4 miles) from Dublin, compared with the ...

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