Wednesday February 26, 2020

What Aer Lingus did next

Three years on from the €1.4 billion deal that fully privatised the one-time state carrier, Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh speaks about growth amid global turmoil, Ryanair, and the next phase of expansion for Ireland’s most recognisable company

12th August, 2018
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Stephen Kavanagh, chief executive, Aer Lingus Pic: Fergal Phillips

It’s probably not polite to call Stephen Kavanagh a lifer, but that’s what he is. An airport firefighter’s son from Drimnagh in Dublin, he joined Aer Lingus in the mid 1980s as a check-in worker. He has seen the carrier from all angles, in good times and in bad, on his rise to the top: from initial public offerings, to Ryanair’s hostile takeover bids and grappling with the financial crisis, to its final sale into...

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