Ryanair is going to a European Court to block the state aid of EUR 3.4 billion that KLM receives from the Netherlands. The budget fighter was already pissed off this summer about the loans and credit guarantees that would disrupt the European aviation market.
The Irish group is targeting the European Commission. In July, he judged that the aid for the KLM in crisis was in order. According to Ryanair, this decision must be reversed.
“It is bizarre that the Dutch government, lecturing other governments on budgetary rules, has decided to spend EUR 200 for every woman, child and man in the Netherlands on one company in a fully liberalised market,” says the company.
Ryanair has been fighting against the state aid granted to other airlines because of the coronacrisis. In total, the company submitted seven complaints to European courts against the aid packages for its competitors.