Image copyright EPA The boss of Ryanair has threatened legal action over the government help given to regional carrier Flybe.Michael O’Leary has written a strongly-worded letter to the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, saying the government’s rescue of Flybe contravenes competition rules.He argues measures that are being put in place to help Flybe should be extended to…

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The boss of Ryanair has threatened just appropriate movement over the govt.help given to regional carrier Flybe.

Michael O’Leary has written a strongly-worded letter to the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, asserting the govt.s rescue of Flybe contravenes competition principles.

He argues measures which would perhaps per chance per chance be being place in location to reduction Flybe must be prolonged to various airlines.

If they don’t seem to be, Ryanair intends to beginning out just appropriate court docket cases in opposition to the govt, Mr O’Leary said.

Earlier this week, the govt.authorized help for Flybe, which is believed to centre on giving the airline time to pay about £100m of notorious Air Passenger Duty (APD).

Diverse airline executives bear criticised the switch as granting an unfair succor to Flybe, which is owned by a consortium of Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic, Delta Airlines and Cyrus Capital.

Ryanair’s letter said that the govt.must define what make stronger is being given to Flybe including miniature print of any “APD holiday”. The identical make stronger must be equipped to various competitor airlines including Ryanair, Easyjet and British Airways, it said.

“Could well unexcited you fail to verify these facts valid throughout the following seven-day duration, please be told that Ryanair intends to beginning out court docket cases in opposition to your govt for breach of UK and EU competition guidelines and breach converse attend principles,” the letter said.

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