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Aer Lingus launches six new Gatwick routes

9 June 2009 Press Release Tourism News

Aer Lingus is launching six more routes from its new Gatwick hub - Bucharest, Eindhoven, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Warsaw and Vilinus for winter this year.Its current flights to Dublin, Faro, Knock, Malaga, Munich, Vienna and Zurich will continue, but it will drop Nice during the winter months. With the addition of these new routes, the airline will operate 118 round trips a week.

Aer Lingus issues third profit warning this year

29 April 2009 Press Release Airline News

Aer Lingus has issued its third profit warning this year, saying trading conditions had worsened markedly during the first quarter. The airline, which is currently without a chief executive following the resignation this month of Dermot Mannion, forecast a loss for 2009 “materially below the bottom of the range of current market expectations”.

Aer Lingus eyes alliance to thwart Ryanair takeover

8 April 2009 Press Release Airline News

Aer Lingus is weighing up a strategic alliance with a leading European airline as it endeavours to thwart a hostile takeover from Ryanair.The board of the Irish flag carrier is consulting with its financial advisor, Goldman Sachs, on various options, which include potential alliance talks with one or all of British Airways, Air France-KLM and Lufthansa.

Aer Lingus chief exec resigns

6 April 2009 Press Release Airline News

The chief executive of Aer Lingus, Dermot Mannion, has resigned with immediate effect.The move comes a month after the Irish carrier reported plummeting losses of 108m euros for 2008 and a warning of bigger losses in 2009, as well as a share price that has fallen over 65 percent in the past year.

Aer Lingus rejects Ryanair takeover

7 January 2009 Press Release Airline News

Aer Lingus has rejected Ryanair‘s offer of a €750m for a second time, following a meeting between the two airlines in Dublin yesterday.A spokesperson for Aer Lingus said: “Aer Lingus explained to Ryanair at the meeting how the bid fundamentally undervalues the airline, its robust financial position, ignores the substantial competition issues and is therefore not capable of completion.”

Aer Lingus Introduces the Shamrock Rewards Credit Card Program

19 August 2002 Press Release Airline News

Aer Lingus, Ireland`s International Airline, has partnered with MBNA America Bank, N.A. to introduce a new credit card program entitled Shamrock Rewards. The no-annual-fee credit card provides consumers with the opportunity to accrue points with each retail purchase made and redeem those points for travel on Aer Lingus.