Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Budget Airline, Budget Costs

Budget airline Ryanair have been ordered to pay French president Nicolas Sarkozy costs of €1 for using an unauthorised photograph of Sarkozy and his new wife Carla Bruni.

The couple had borrowed a billionaire industrialist's private jet to fly to Egypt for a Christmas break where they exchanged gifts costing €84,000 (£62,000).

Ryanair obtained their photograph and used it to advertise cheap flights in a Paris newspaper, the President failed to see the funny side and took the airline to court.

The Sarkozys, who were married last weekend won their case against the Irish company with Sarkozy being awarded a requested €1 in symbolic damages, his wife received €60,000.

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