Thursday October 1, 2020

O'Leary rolls the dice with BA, Flybe deal for Aer Lingus slots

The airlines British Airways and Flybe have offered to base a sizeable fleet of planes in Irish airports, as part of an agreement with Ryanair to introduce new competition.

16th December, 2012
Michael O'Leary: would give up many routes currently flown by Aer Lingus. Photo: Getty

The airlines British Airways and Flybe have offered to base a sizeable fleet of planes in Irish airports, as part of an agreement with Ryanair to introduce new competition, if the EU Commission approves Ryanair's takeover of Aer Lingus.

The move would represent the biggest shake-up in Irish aviation since the arrival of Ryanair and would mean the new Aer Lingus giving up 20 of its 24 Heathrow slots.

The commitments are part of a fresh bid...

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