EU competition watchdog widens investigation into airline incentives at Spanish airports

    European Commission widened its investigation into state aid provided by Spanish authorities to Ryanair and other airlines operating at Girona Costa Brava Airport and Reus Airport (Reuters, 17-Feb-2020). The investigation will focus on marketing initiatives offered to airlines at the airport. The Commission stated: “Through these additional marketing agreements, as well as through the other marketing agreements already under investigation, Ryanair and other airlines received payments in the form of ‘marketing incentives’ since 2004″.