Battle looming for the future of Irish aviation

Battle looming for the future of Irish aviation

Be careful what you wish for. The statement of intent by Etihad Airways that it is interested in a stake in Aer Lingus has gone down well with the former national carrier.

Be careful what you wish for. The statement of intent by Etihad Airways that it is interested in snapping up a substantial stake in Aer Lingus - by buying the government's stake, or even that held by Ryanair itself - has gone down well with the former national carrier. This is in marked contrast to its negative disposition when it comes to a certain other potential suitor. For staff and management of Aer Lingus, it seems to be a simple case of anyone but Ryanair and its chief executive, Michael O'Leary.

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