Eirules wrote:JAmie2k9 wrote:Most important bit of the link:
Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh also said he would be making an announcement within the coming weeks concerning the carrier's transatlantic network.
He also said talks between Aer Lingus and rival Ryanair about the latter feeding into Aer Lingus' long haul network should also come to a conclusion in the coming weeks.
Mr Kavanagh was speaking at an event in Dublin Airport to mark the carrier securing four stars from Skytrax, which rates airports and airlines in terms of quality and service.
http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 74770.html
Would I be wrong to assume that FR feeding EI flights will come from routes not currently operated by EI such as LTN or STN as opposed to those where Aer Lingus are already in situ such as LGW or MAN? Will this be passed by the competition authorities?
I would not assume that as they are not reported to be codeshares just the ability to book passengers on through tickets. Any airline can set up interline agreements even on routes they both fly. Of course anything is possible and maybe EI will want to limit it to routes that it does not fly themselves but I do not see any competition issues.