Subsidies Ryanair is appealing against the European Commission ruling that the airline has to pay back illegal subsidies it received from Brussels Charleroi airport. Ryanair's chief executive Michael O'Leary says the EC ruling puts government-run airports at a disadvantage because privately owned airports can offer more interesting conditions. However, as it will take another 20 months before the EC will be able to react, Ryanair will continue flying from Charleroi, although it has dropped its daily service from Charleroi to London Stansted. The airline has also discontinued its daily London Stansted-Ostend Bruges service.

Source: Flight International