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Aer Lingus will have it tough on the far side of this pandemic

  • 21-05-2020 2:41pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,035 ✭✭✭

    Many of the flag carriers are getting Government support while IAG and in particular Aer Lingus aren't.
    The LCCs will be snapping at their heels on overlapping routes and much of this Government support which may be deemed legal by the E.U. will be misused by competitors to push weaker competitors off routes.
    Aer Lingus will be one of those weaker airlines.
    Which routes do you think will Aer Lingus find hard to defend.
    I'll start the ball rolling with FRA-DUB as Lufthansa are getting 9BN of support/shareholding and can afford to carry losses for a long time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,818 ✭✭✭donvito99

    I think those bail outs are more so about survival rather than subsidising carriers to a point that they can undercut a competitor.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,035 ✭✭✭rivegauche

    They're about keeping the staff of competitors in jobs even if it means providing service below cost.
    If demand decreases there may not be enough passengers to fill two planes and the one with a shamrock on the tail will be the one which gets cancelled.

    The realist can see that some of this "legal support aid" isn't really that as there is no way to practically stop the beneficiaries doing what they want with it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 68,071 ✭✭✭✭L1011

    There is an existing routes discussion thread for Aer Lingus. Use it. Or the general COVID impact thread.

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