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EU greenlights €4 billion aid plan for Air France
AirFrance plane landing in San Francisco
AirFrance plane landing in San Francisco Credit: Bill Larkins (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

The European Commission on Tuesday stated the French government is allowed to contribute €4 billion to help keep Air France afloat.

In February, Ryanair lost a legal fight in the EU General Court against state aid being granted to Air France and Sweden's SAS through national schemes. Ryanair is still seeking to contest the German government's bailout of Lufthansa, as well as similar schemes in Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark and Portugal.