Germanwings, Ryanair, TUIfly
Are Ordered to Repay Airport Aid

Oct. 2, 2014, 4:00 AM

Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Germanwings, Ryanair Holdings Plc and TUI AG’s TUIfly were ordered by the European Commission to repay illegal subsidies received from Germany’s Zweibruecken airport in the form of lower fees.

Germanwings must pay 1.2 million euros ($1.5 million), Ryanair must pay 500,000 euros and TUIfly must pay 200,000 euros, the commission ordered in an Oct. 1 e-mailed statement. Lufthansa affiliate Brussels Airlines NV separately faces an EU probe into 19 million euros that airlines at Belgium’s Zaventem airport receive from the state to fund operating costs from 2014 to 2016.

“Duplicating unprofitable airport infrastructure or unduly favoring certain ...

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