‘Stingy’ Ryanair kept €678 from bailiffs

A public body running Angoulême airport has accused Ryanair of penny-pinching after it withheld a few hundred euros from a sum of more than half a million it owed to get bailiffs to release a plane blocked on the tarmac at Bordeaux.

A dispute between the SMAC (Syndicat Mixte des Aéroports de Charente) and the low-cost airline ended with bailiffs boarding a jet at Bordeaux airport just as it was about to fly to London Stansted airport.

They put seals on it and gave an order that it should not move until the money owing was ...

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