Aer Lingus is working on plans to fly short-haul routes for major European airlines that are keen to exit unprofitable services while retaining feeder traffic to their hubs.
Accords with Virgin Atlantic Airways and Nova Airlines of Sweden mark the beginning of the contract-flying strategy, with Aer Lingus pursuing outsourcing work with larger carriers, Chief Executive Officer Christoph Mueller said in an interview. Expanded US services using Boeing 757s are also under review.
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