The EU Commission opens an in-depth investigation into measures in favour of an airline company in Germany (Ryanair)

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into measures in favour of Ryanair at Frankfurt-Hahn airport in Germany* The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether measures in favour of Ryanair at the German airport of Frankfurt-Hahn are in line with State aid rules. The Commission will also investigate certain measures in favour of the airport operator FFHG. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "Fair competition is essential for consumers, jobs and growth - also for air transport operators. We will investigate whether regional and local authorities in Germany, against the rules, gave an unfair advantage to Ryanair over its competitors, potentially harming other airlines and having spill-over effects on other

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European Commission, The EU Commission opens an in-depth investigation into measures in favour of an airline company in Germany (Ryanair), 26 October 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2018, Art. N° 88066

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