VIRGIN MAKE E.U. COMPLAINT OVER AER LINGUS SALE

It’s reported Virgin Atlantic has expressed concern to the European Commission over the proposed IAG takeover of Aer Lingus.

The airline has cited the potential impact on competition, if the deal goes ahead.

Virgin Atlantic, which was set up by Richard Branson, claims the proposed take-over of Aer Lingus would have an adverse effect on ticket prices, connectivity and quality of service and that Irish consumers would lose out.

Yesterday, the Government’s steering group met representatives of the International Airlines Group, to discuss the takeover bid.

Further talks are expected.

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