Thursday October 1, 2020

For Aer Lingus flotation: Airline needs the freedom to realise its full potential

Three years ago Ireland had the most competitive airline industry in the world.

1st April, 2006

Three years ago Ireland had the most competitive airline industry in the world. Now, while we have in Ryanair the most successful airline anywhere in the world in terms of all the industry’s metrics of success, Aer Lingus’ position has declined.

While our national airline flounders with diminishing profits, Ryanair has grown to a company six times its size, having powered ahead with a massive but cost-effective fleet replacement programme, funded with...

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