Posted on: 27 May 2015 by Mark Howells
Aer Lingus has welcomed the decision by the Irish Government to support International Consolidated Airlines Group’s (IAG) proposed offer to buy the airline.
“The company will reap the commercial and strategic benefits of being part of the much larger and globally diverse IAG Group and as a member of the oneworld alliance of 17 airlines that together carry over 500 million passengers,” commented chairman, Colm Barrington.
“This access to greater global scale will accelerate growth across our network, enhance Ireland’s position as a natural gateway connecting Europe and North America, give Irish tourism access to major traffic flows and customer loyalty programmes and provide better access for business interests and to cargo flows,” Barrington continued. “This in turn will lead to an increase in jobs at Aer Lingus, in support activities and the tourism sector and, importantly, will strengthen connectivity to and from Ireland.”