Aer Lingus targeting more wet-lease deals, says Mueller

Aer Lingus, fighting a takeover bid from Ryanair, said it’s targeting more deals like a contract-flying accord struck with Virgin Atlantic Airways.

7th February, 2013
“We are limited in our organic growth due to the fact that Ireland is so small and not yet firing on all cylinders,” said Mueller.

Aer Lingus, fighting a takeover bid from Ryanair, said it’s targeting more deals like a contract-flying accord struck with Virgin Atlantic Airways as the sluggish Irish economy restricts expansion.

Other options for boosting revenue include seeking to purchase further slots at London’s Heathrow airport, where the Virgin flights are based, to help maximise aircraft utilisation, chief executive Christoph Mueller said in an interview.

“We are limited in our organic growth due...

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