Ryanair Takeover of Aer Lingus Blocked by EU Commission

The European Commission has blocked Ryanair’s proposed takeover of Aer Lingus. Good news for Northern Ireland, as Dublin Airport’s rapid growth and improved northern road connections has made it the key long-haul transport hub for the region.

Although locally in Belfast, Easyjet, Flybe and BMI remain stronger, a merger of the two main Irish airlines into a budget hyper-carrier would have seen the new airline without a serious competitor across the island –  and inevitably led to higher prices and reduced route options.

The EU rarely gets credit for doing much right, so I’ll say good on ya, European Commission.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Europe, Northern Ireland and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s