Ryanair said it filed a complaint to the European Commission claiming Air France received some €1 billion ($1.28 billion) in illegal state aid "over the past number of years." According to the Irish LCC, which announced Wednesday that it will open its first French base this fall (ATWOnline, May 11), the French government has maintained an airport charging system whereby landing and passenger charges for domestic routes are often up to 50% lower than on routes between France and other ...

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