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Ryanair's O'Leary To Bid For Aer Lingus  
User currently offlineWidebody From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 1152 posts, RR: 8
Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4988 times:

Irish newspaper Irish Independent yesterday reported that there will be two challengers to the Aer Lingus management buy-out, one being a consortium of pilots; the other being Ryanair's Michael O'Leary. It is expected that O'Leary himself will bid, not Ryanair....he plans to keep the two companies running separately, but he will run both of them.....

He's nuts enough to do it.....

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User currently offlineSnnams From Ireland, joined Apr 2004, 288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4967 times:

I think that would mean the end of low fares in Ireland forever...  Wink/being sarcastic

I'd say the chances of the govt allowing it are between slim and none... but you are right.. O leary is nuts enough to do it!

User currently offlineTransPac From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4938 times:

This O'Leary guy is one serious megalomaniac. I certainly hope he doesn't get his hands on Aer Lingus. Lord knows what sort of innovations he might have in mind for the carrier!

User currently offlineWidebody From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 1152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4687 times:

The two airlines might be a little more compatible than it seems, now that EI are currently stripping themselves down to the low cost model. He might also have the intention of doing what he did to Buzz though, which would be a distaster. Hard to call, but don't think it would be passed by the Irish government.

User currently offlineStargoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4572 times:

If he bids for Aer Lingus... the price goes up
He who pays more... makes less money.

Olearys good on this by forcing the price up and not buying he's making it harder for the competition.
If the price doesnt go up.. then he scored a bargain.

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