Ryanair complains to EU about Air France

13th June 2006, Comments 0 comments

LONDON, June 13, 2006 (AFP) - Ryanair, the Irish no-frills airline, said Tuesday that it had filed a complaint to the European Commission after Air France allegedly moved to block competition from low-fare carriers.

LONDON, June 13, 2006 (AFP) - Ryanair, the Irish no-frills airline, said Tuesday that it had filed a complaint to the European Commission after Air France allegedly moved to block competition from low-fare carriers.

Last month, Ryanair said it would base two new aircraft at Marseille Airport, in southern France, which would serve 13 routes and deliver almost one million additional passengers a year to the airport.

According to Ryanair, Air France has filed a law suit against Marseille Airport in an attempt to block the airline's use of a new low-cost terminal.

Ryanair, in a statement to the London Stock Exchange, said its complaint was submitted on the basis of "an abuse of dominance under the European competition rules".

It added that in no other European member state "does the national airline hold such a dominant position and engage in such abusive practices in order to block competition".

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Subject: French news

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