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PARIS | France frees Ryanair jet after tarmac standoff over subsidy

PARIS— Ryanair paid 525,000 euros ($610,000) in subsidies back to French authorities on Friday in order to end a tarmac standoff that forced 149 passengers to disembark from an impounded plane. The French civil aviation authority said it had seized the plane at the Bordeaux-Merignac airport as a “last resort,” after France had repeatedly tried … Continue reading PARIS | France frees Ryanair jet after tarmac standoff over subsidy

PARIS | France impounds Ryanair plane on tarmac before take-off

PARIS— French authorities have seized a Ryanair plane and forced 149 passengers to disembark because of a dispute over subsidies to the Irish airline. The French civil aviation authority announced Friday it had impounded the plane on the tarmac of the Bordeaux-Merignac airport as a “last resort.” Ryanair did not publicly comment on the seizure. … Continue reading PARIS | France impounds Ryanair plane on tarmac before take-off