Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, face a re-opening of an EC probe into “advantages” granted to the shambolic excuse for an airline when it started operating at Belgium’s Charleroi airport.
The EC has also opened two new “in-depth” investigations into the financing of Angoulême airport in France and Dortmund airport in Germany.
In 2004 Ryanair was ordered to re-pay some funds received from Belgian authorities that were deemed to be incompatible with European state aid rules.
However, this was over-ruled by a European court in 2008 which said the Commission had not followed correct procedures.
Ryanair’s spokestwat, Stephen McNamara, moaned: “Ryanair’s arrangements with all EU airports comply with competition rules.”.