Irish Governement Endorse Alliance With Aer Lingus

Dublin, July 22, 1999: British Airways today welcomed the Irish Government`s decision to endorse plans for its alliance with Aer Lingus.


The two airlines plan to code-share extensively on each others flights and offer reciprocal benefits and rewards to frequent flyers of both carriers.


In the longer term both companies intend to deepen the alliance, co-operating in many areas.


John Patterson, Director of Alliances at British Airways said,: “I am delighted that the Irish government has given the go ahead to our alliance with Aer Lingus. Ireland is an important market for us and we look forward to a close partnership with Aer Lingus.


“This agreement will bring considerable advantages to customers of both British Airways and Aer Lingus, in particular by creating easier access to fly to a wide range of destinations to and from Ireland and by linking two airline brands well known for their high quality.”

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American Airlines also confirmed today that it has been given the go ahead to form an alliance with the Dublin-based carrier.


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