COMMENT: Aer Lingus pieces together an independent future

Fearghal O'Connor examines what an independent Aer Lingus will look like and how it can compete in a world where consolidation is the trend.

24th April, 2013
Can Aer Lingus establish Dublin as a transatlantic hub?

While Michael O’Leary hovered around Aer Lingus, all the talk was about what the national flag carrier would look like under Ryanair ownership.

Now that Ryanair’s bid has failed (pending appeal), a more interesting question is what an independent Aer Lingus will look like and how can it compete successfully in a world where consolidation is the trend?

The airline is seeking new revenue streams by offering to “wet lease” aircraft...

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