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Irish PM seeks 'cast iron' guarantees on Aer Lingus sale

Published Mon, Feb 2, 2015 · 09:50 PM

Dublin

THE owner of British Airways must provide some sort of "cast iron permanent guarantee" on flights to Ireland if the government is to even consider its bid for Aer Lingus, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said.

Aer Lingus' board has recommended a 1.36-billion-euro (S$2.09 billion) offer from International Airlines Group (IAG), subject to the agreement of its two largest shareholders - budget airline Ryanair and the Irish state.

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