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Discussion in 'Other Airlines | Europe' started by uggboy, Oct 1, 2014.
Ryanair ordered to repay German airport subsidies
It makes me wonder why would an airport want to subsidize ryanair of all airlines...
They fill capacity and to do this they're often receive incentives, which now have to be paid back to the authorities it seems. We will see how Ryanair proceeds with this. I'm sure they're coming up with something to avoid such troubles in the future, despite getting "incentives" to fly to certain airports which are most likely out of the way of the main airports. So, it's all about niche and as mentioned earlier "filling in" the capacity at the airport and Ryanair itself wants that people fly with them, but to get Ryanair flying in the first place, "payments" have to be made.
Because lots of people show up on their planes and those people contribute lots of cash to the local economy. It is the same reason that states subsidize all sorts of other companies with tax breaks and other economic benefits.