The European Commission (EC) has ordered Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair to repay varying sums in “operating aid” it received from three French regional airports, saying it breached European competition rules. Ryanair said it intends to appeal the decision. The EC said that Angoulême, Pau and Nîmes airports, in southern France, had all made service arrangements or marketing agreements with Ryanair or its subsidiary, Airport Marketing Services, that gave the LCC an ...

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