Ryanair has welcomed the EU General Court ruling that a EUR 2.4 billion ($2.6bn) Covid-19 state aid grant made by the Netherlands to Air France-KLM in 2020 was illegal. This is the second time the court has deemed this aid package to be illegal, after the Commission failed to ‘correct the errors made in its original decision when it essentially re-issued it in 2021, ignoring the Court’s first ruling in this case,’ states Ryanair. “The European Commission’s approval of the Dutch State aid to Air France-KLM went against the fundamental principles of EU law, like a principle of non-discrimination on

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