The European Union has waded-in on the state aid wrangling at Air France-KLM. The EU has insisted that the airline group must give-up 24 Paris ORY slots in return for further state aid. That lead to Air France and its pilot unions protesting in the streets yesterday. Make no mistake, the French government has been putting up every hurdle it can in front of Ryanair and easyjet over this past decade or so to prevent them decimating the Air France hold on traffic, these slots would be gold dust to both LCCs and they would fight for them (and well

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