UAE-based Etihad Airways has announced it has received approval from the United States department of transportation to put its ‘EY’ flight code on Aer Lingus’ transatlantic services out of Dublin, Ireland.
Etihad Airways is not willing to sell its 2 per cent stake in Aer Lingus, the Irish flag carrier subject to a takeover bid by Ryanair, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.
Etihad president and chief executive James Hogan was quoted as
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, confirmed today it had acquired a 2.987 per cent stake in Aer Lingus, adding that the purchase reflected its desire to forge a commercial partnership with the Irish national carrier.
Abu Dhabi's Etihad is interested in holding talks with the Irish government over the sale of its 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus, the Middle East airline's chief executive James Hogan told the Irish Independent newspaper.
Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways is in talks with Britain's Virgin Atlantic to join the UK carrier in its bid for bmi, the loss-making unit of Lufthansa, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.
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Etihad, the Abu Dhabi-based airline, has approached the Irish government to buy its 25 percent stake in the national carrier Aer Lingus, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
The newspaper cited people with knowledge of the move as sayi
Aer Lingus, hit by a sharp downturn in the Irish economy, said it faced the most difficult period in its 73-year history and could not give this year's earnings guidance, sending the airline's shares lower yesterday.
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Irish airline Aer Lingus said it would increase its long-haul fuel surcharges from November 1 due to the rising price of oil.
The fuel surcharge on long-haul Ireland routes to and from New York, Boston and Washington will rise to $70 per f