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Colm Barrington, the former chairman of Aer Lingus, believes that last week shows that there is such a thing as being too efficient

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
24th September, 2017

Running an airline is a tricky logistical business. And running a low-cost, low-fares, no frills airline is even trickier. If anyone knows that, it’s Colm Barrington, the former chairman of Aer Lingus, who was at the centre of a great many very public tussles with Ryanair – both boardroom and marketplace – in recent years.

Barrington has been watching Ryanair’s recent pilot staffing problems closely and he believes that last week shows that...

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