EU regulators are investigating three regional German airports and one in Austria who may have breached EU state aid rules in setting lower charges for Ryanair, Germanwings and Air Berlin. This is significant as these airlines would argue that they receive the worst gates and maybe even no jet bridge in return for the lower fees and that the passengers they bring into regional zones should carry some sort of subsidy. Even so, the European Commission said in a statement it would look into capital injections and operating aid granted by German authorities to the airports at Saarbruecken, Zweibruecken, Luebeck-Blankensee

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