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Discussion in 'Other Airlines | Europe' started by uggboy, Jan 9, 2015.
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Aer Lingus shares soar on back of further IAG bid speculation
Hmmmm. Not sure that would be a good thing long term but maybe..
It's all about the slots EI owns at LHR. Other concerns incl. suppression of competition especially on the DUB-LHR route, we will see what happens. Usually EI is against such a "merger". Don't forget that the Irish government also owns 25% in EI, but doen't want to sell to IAG, out of competition concerns, access to slots at LHR. Willie Walsh the current IAG CEO is a former EI CEO.
Maybe BA just wants to be able to add YQ on those BOS-DUB routes we use our Avios on to get to Europe
Now, here's another reason why BA could be interested. Thanks for the reminder.
Aer Lingus rejects second takeover offer from British Airways owner IAG
BA doesn't seem to miss a trick on YQ from North America. It's hard to find a work around with them at times and Aer Lingus is a huge hole there. I wonder if this will impact their current relationship however since Aer Lingus isn't a One World member.
True, Aer Lingus isn't at the moment a One World member, but was a member a decade back. Could happen again in the future, I remember there was even two / three years ago speculation that they might one to re-join One World again.