15 Jan 2020

BA parent company complains to EU about Flybe rescue deal

“A blatant misuse of taxpayers money” –  the blunt verdict of airline boss Willie Walsh as he launched a challenge to the government’s rescue of Flybe.

The boss of British Airways’ parent company IAG has filed a complaint with the EU saying the Flybe package breaches state aid rules.

It includes access to a government loan and the deferral of more than 100 million pounds in outstanding tax payments.