Etihad interested in Ryanair's Aer Lingus stake

UPDATE: Etihad Airways would be interested in taking over Ryanair's stake in Aer Lingus, its chief executive James Hogan has told Bloomberg News.

16th August, 2012
Etihad's James Hogan.

Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways would be interested in taking over Ryanair's stake in Aer Lingus, its chief executive James Hogan has told Bloomberg News.

Etihad, which owns three per cent of Aer Lingus already, said the company would be "very happy to have that discussion".

"Dublin is a strong, profitable route for us and we're very keen to strengthen our partnership there."

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