27th January 2015
By Bryan Smyth
Cork Chamber has today strongly urged Government to oppose the sale of
Aer Lingus in light of growing concerns regarding the absence of
guarantees around the safe-guarding of the Cork-Heathrow slots or any
other information relating to International Consolidated Airlines
Group (IAG) longer-terms plans for the airline. This follows this
morning’s recommendation by the Board of Aer Lingus to its
shareholders to accept the share offer from IAG.
According to Ms. Gillian Keating, President of Cork Chamber, “The
Cork-Heathrow slots are a national asset and are a critical piece of
business infrastructure for our region. Heathrow is the leading
connection to Cork’s largest trading partner, the UK and is the
leading access point to the globe from a business perspective”.