Ryanair: impounded a plane at the Bordeaux-Mérignac airport
Due to the non-payback of the sums due to the French State
A Ryanair aircraft was impounded yesterday by the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) following a legal issue that also involved the European Commission in 2014, which had judged the subsidies granted to low-cost by some regional airports used that have paid for flights operated by Ryanair. The aircraft in question would have had to take off from Bordeaux-Mérignac airport in the direction of London, but the French authorities decided to block it at the gates of the airport since the question concerning the funds received from the department of Charente was never resolved. In order to operate the connection, Ryanair was obliged to wait for the arrival of another plane, on which the 149 passengers who arrived in the capital of the United Kingdom were transferred 5 hours late.
In today's day the summits of Ryanair and DGAC should meet to try to find a solution to each other and the release of the plane still in Bordeaux, obviously only possible after the Irish company will pay the sum that belongs to the French state.
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