Iberia filed a €2 million ($2.7 million) lawsuit against Ryanair over a Barcelona marketing stunt last fall in which the Irish LCC offered free tickets to people willing to carry signs through the city expressing their preference for Ryanair over IB, according to press reports. Ryanair said the suit was IB's "latest tactic to contribute to protect its dominance in the Spanish market" and that it expects to transport 9 million passengers to and from Spain this year.

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