This step was the last option to resolve a long-standing dispute with Ryanair.
French authorities arrested Irish low-cost airline Ryanair for several hours. They wanted the company to force it to return money illegally, the Associated Press reported on Friday.
The incident took place on Thursday at the Bordeaux-Marignac International Airport in southwestern France. The French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) secures the machine directly on the airport and 149 passengers on board were forced to leave.
The firm stressed that they have taken this step as the last option to resolve long-standing dispute with Ryanair. He regretted the need to evacuate passengers.
France repeatedly asked unsuccessfully for the airlines to return their contribution from the regional funds given to them in 2008-2009.
The European Commission in 2014 decided that this public contribution to Ryanair had been rendered illegally and that the company had received an unjustified economic advantage.
Boeing is back
In May this year, the DGAC handed over the final call for funds, followed by a plane stamped a quarter, told AFP.
Finally, Rayanier agreed to return the 525,000 euros to the French authorities last Friday – less than 24 hours after the plane was stopped. Passengers who had to leave the machine could continue their journey to London on another Ryanair flight after about five hours.
The airline did not respond immediately to the event. A DGAC spokesman confirmed on Friday that the funds in question had been paid and that Ryanair would return to Boeing 737.