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Super-sized Ryanair: O’Leary takes aim

As Ryanair launches its audacious bid for Aer Lingus, Laura Noonan examines what future shape the national carrier could take.

7th October, 2006

The news of Ryanair’s aggressive bid for Aer Lingus was never going to win universal support from Ireland’s travelling public.

Over the last two decades, a significant number of Irish travellers have embraced Ryanair’s bargain-basement approach to flying, savouring the airline’s low fares and accepting a no-frills service as the necessary cost. Many others, however, reject Ryanair’s offering, horrified that the low-fares airline has stripped the glitz and glamour out of...

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