The Strasbourg and Nancy Administrative Courts rule that contracts passed between the airport of Strasbourg and a low-cost airline company are a State aid requiring a notification to the EU Commission (Brit Air / Ryan Air)

One of the hottest topics these last months in the field of state aid is the conditions by which regional airports decided the opening of new international routes with the help of low cost airline companies. In France, the first important case took place in Strasbourg and concerned the opening of a Strasbourg-London route by Ryan Air under conditions setting up by contracts passed between Ryan Air and the Chamber of Commerce of Strasbourg, manager of the airport of Strasbourg. Background The conditions of opening of this new route can be summarized as followed: the manager of the airport undertook to pay Ryan Air EUR 150,000 for each new frequency created between Strasbourg and London (EUR 708,000 per year et per frequency if 2 frequencies were operated and EUR 732,000 per year and

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Author

  • Schmitt Avocats (Paris)

Quotation

Elias Berkani, The Strasbourg and Nancy Administrative Courts rule that contracts passed between the airport of Strasbourg and a low-cost airline company are a State aid requiring a notification to the EU Commission (Brit Air / Ryan Air), 18 December 2003, e-Competitions December 2003, Art. N° 486

Visites 4981

All issues

  • Latest News issue 
  • All News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • All Special issues