Ryanair to sue Brussels Airlines, Jetairfly and Thomas Cook
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Ryanair has instigated legal proceedings against Brussels Airlines, Thomas Cook and Jetairfly. It is trying to prevent the financial support given by the government to the 3 companies based in Zaventem, according to the Wednesday edition of L’Echo. After appealing to the European Commission and to the Council of State, the Irish low-cost airline has opted to go to the commercial court in Brussels to sue Brussels Airlines, TUI Airlines Belgium and Thomas Cook.
Ryanair is targeting a royal decree published on April 23 earlier this year and granting an annual subsidy amounting to 19 million euros to Brussels Airport Company which manages the national airport, to be split between the 3 airlines.