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Ryanair lambasts 'naked support for national champions' at EU court hearing

By Natalie McNelis
  • 22 Sep 2020 11:59
  • 02 Apr 2021 09:06

Sweden’s Covid-19 loan guarantees for airlines were discriminatory and the European Commission failed to properly weigh the negative impact on competition, Ryanair told EU judges today.

Esfandiar Vahida, representing Ryanair, said Sweden’s program, while ostensibly meant to preserve “connectivity” for the country's population, was actually just “naked support for national champions.”

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