Ryanair accused of evading charges "after giving false information over weight of its aircraft to save millions"


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Ryanair accused of flying overweight planes: German regulator claims budget airline may have saved millions by giving false information | UPDATED: 16:52 GMT, 19 December 2012 626 Ryanair routinely falsified the weight of its aircraft to evade millions of pounds worth of air traffic control charges, it has been claimed The budget airline could face court action after being accused of using the ploy to avoid paying around 42million in extra fee levies in Germany. Air safety watchdog Deutsche Flugsichering, responsible for air traffic control in the country, is investigating the company. Axel Raab, head of communications at Deutsche Flugsicherung, said internal lawyers are currently studying the case, adding: 'If the outcome will be that Ryanair evaded charges we will go to court.' Ryanair is accused by Germany of falsifying weights on take-off to 'save millions' Ryanair has earned itself a tough reputation for weight when it comes to passengers; turning up with a suitcase over the specified maximum allowance and it can cost a small fortune