Ryanair Sues EC Over German State Aid To Lufthansa

Law360, New York (November 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Discount airline Ryanair sued the European Commission on Wednesday, saying that the EC had ignored the company's complaints of illegal aid given by the German government to rival Lufthansa.

Germany granted Lufthansa exclusive use of an entire airport terminal in the Munich airport at a cost of about €1.5 billion, of which about €1 billion came from the German government, Ryanair claimed. The terminal incurred losses of over €100 million in 2004 and 2005, it said.

No private investor would have invested in the money-losing terminal...
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