Could Aer Lingus fly solo?
As Aer Lingus' profits take off, it could be strong enough to avoid a takeover and find a future as a niche airline, writes Fearghal O'Connor.
Arenewed bid by Ryanair for Aer Lingus cannot be ruled out as the airline continues to battle against the UK Competition Commission's (UKCC) attempt to make it sell its minority stake in Aer Lingus, according to analysts. But strong financial results in recent days suggest that, despite continuing consolidation in the European aviation sector, Aer Lingus could have a viable future as an independent airline.
Given that it has €1 billion on its books, Aer...
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