Aer Lingus seeks to cut Shannon costs

Aer Lingus is planning to slash its cost base at Shannon Airport by outsourcing its remaining ground handling operations and negotiating a tough new package on landing charges with the airport authority.

13th September, 2008

Aer Lingus is planning to slash its cost base at Shannon Airport by outsourcing its remaining ground handling operations and negotiating a tough new package on landing charges with the airport authority.

The Sunday Business Post has learned that Aer Lingus management is in intensive discussions with the Shannon Airport Authority to agree a revised landing charges deal, which will enable the airline to continue operating transatlantic flights from Shannon.

Sources believe that significant hurdles...

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