Aer Lingus News Stories
May 31, 2013
Aer Lingus's board of directors has backed a proposal to make a once-off contribution of EUR€140 million (USD$183 million) to employee pensions as part of a deal to avoid possible strikes at the Irish airline.
May 30, 2013
Britain's Competition Commission said it may force Ryanair to sell its entire stake in Aer Lingus after a probe found the holding allows the low-cost giant to influence strategy at its smaller Irish rival.
April 25, 2013
Aer Lingus expects to resolve a dispute with unions over a shortfall in a pension fund this year, though it is too soon to say how much the airline will need to contribute, chief executive Christoph Mueller said on Thursday.
March 15, 2013
A court ruling will allow Aer Lingus to increase reserves that can be distributed to shareholders, the Irish airline said on Friday.
March 6, 2013
Britain's Competition Commission said on Wednesday it has resumed an investigation into whether Ryanair's 30 percent stake in rival Irish airline Aer Lingus distorts competition in the UK market.
February 27, 2013
EU antitrust regulators blocked Ryanair's third attempt to acquire Irish rival Aer Lingus on Wednesday, a ruling Europe's biggest low-cost airline called politically motivated and vowed to challenge in court.
February 26, 2013
The European Commission looks certain to end Ryanair's seven-year pursuit of Aer Lingus, but Brussels can't stop the low-cost carrier from using its stake to keep its rival in limbo for years.
February 21, 2013
EU regulators will decide next week on Ryanair's third attempt to take over Aer Lingus, the EU's antitrust chief said on Thursday, a decision that Europe's biggest no-frills airline has already said will be negative.
February 12, 2013
Ryanair's bid to take over smaller Irish rival Aer Lingus is to be blocked by Europe's anti-monopoly watchdog, the low-cost carrier said on Tuesday, a "political" decision it said it would challenge in court.
February 6, 2013
Aer Lingus said on Wednesday an attempt by Ryanair to buy the company was likely to fail, and pointed to a jump in profits last year as proof it could flourish on its own.
February 6, 2013
British airline Flybe has agreed to create a new carrier as part of a deal with Ryanair to satisfy regulatory concerns over the Irish carrier's last-ditch bid to take over peer Aer Lingus.
February 4, 2013
Ryanair has offered rival Flybe EUR€100 million (USD$136 million) to take some Aer Lingus routes off its hands, a source close to the deal said on Monday, as the European Commission prepares to decide on its EUR€694 million offer for the Irish airline.
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