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  Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus, which means Air Fleet in Irish, started in April, 1936, as Aer Lingus Teoranta, with a De Havilland 84 Dragon[?] biplane on a flight from Baldonnel Airfield[?] in Dublin to Bristol.
Aer Lingus spent the next 5 years adding larger airplanes to their fleet, from manufacturers such as De Havilland, Lockheed and Douglas[?], from whom they bought DC-3s.
Aer Lingus entered the jet age in 1960, with Boeing 720s[?] covering the routes from Dublin to New York and to a new destination, Boston.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ae/Aer_Lingus.html   (1293 words)

  
 Aer Lingus chief hits out at Ryanair takeover bid | | Guardian Unlimited Business
Aer Lingus has warned that its lucrative transatlantic routes could be endangered if Ryanair's attempted €1.48bn (£1bn) takeover of the Irish flag carrier succeeds.
Aer Lingus believes Ryanair would struggle to prove its Irish status because the majority of its shares are owned by non-Irish funds.
The Aer Lingus chief executive said he admired the success of Ryanair but Aer Lingus was the low-cost carrier's strongest competitor and had thrived in such an environment: "Aer Lingus management has been the best in the industry at competing with Ryanair and that is set to continue.
business.guardian.co.uk /story/0,,1922289,00.html   (454 words)

  
  Aer Lingus Plans First Public Stock Sale
Ahern has been considering a sale of Aer Lingus since he came to power in 1997, but has repeatedly delayed the move because of the potential of labor-union unrest and fears a that a flotation could prove unpopular with the wider public.
Aer Lingus came close to collapse in 2002 amid heavy losses caused by a bloated payroll and the effects of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.
Aer Lingus says it wants to increase its short-haul routes to continental Europe in competition with Ryanair, increase the number of locations it serves in the United States _ it currently operates from New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles _ and pursue potential new routes to Asia and South Africa.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/28/AR2006082800373_pf.html   (572 words)

  
 Air Tickets QuoVadis.com - Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus Teoranta was registered as an airline on May 22, 1936.
Aer Lingus entered the jet-age on December 14, 1960 when three Boeing 720s were delivered for use on the New York route, as well as for the newest Aer Lingus destination, Boston.
Aer Lingus suffered its only air crash in 1968 when a Vickers Viscount aircraft en route from Cork to London crashed near Tuskar Rock in the waters off the south east coast of Ireland.
www.quovadis.com /airtickets/aerlingus.html   (1553 words)

  
 Aer Lingus confirms strike
Irish airline Aer Lingus has confirmed that its pilots will be taking part in a 48-hour strike next week, with the workers set to protest over company plans to create a new hub outside the Republic of Ireland.
Aer Lingus claims that over 100 new jobs will be created as a result of the company establishing a base at Belfast's international airport, a move announced by the airline last week as part of plans to fuel company growth within Europe.
The company, which owns a 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus, also called for its rival to hold a meeting of shareholders to allow them to vote on its restructuring plans and said it was prepared to use its vote to reject the proposal to cut services between Shannon and Heathrow.
www.uknetguide.co.uk /NewsFeed/18244854/Aer-Lingus-confirms-strike.html   (478 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Aer Lingus to leave oneworld Alliance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
DUBLIN (AFP) — Irish state airline Aer Lingus, on course for privatization, announced on Tuesday its departure from the oneworld Alliance grouping, as it concentrates on becoming a no-frills operation.
Aer Lingus had joined oneworld back in 2000 but has since repositioned itself in the marketplace, it said Tuesday.
Aer Lingus is currently 85% owned by the government, with the remaining 15% of shares held by its staff.
www.usatoday.com /travel/flights/2006-05-31-aerlingus-oneworld_x.htm   (471 words)

  
 Scrappy Ryanair Targets Aer Lingus - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Shares in Aer Lingus shot up 14.7%, to 2.89 euros ($3.67), in early afternoon trading on the London Stock Exchange, while Ryanair (nasdaq: RYAAY - news - people) was up 3.33%, at 9 euros ($11.42) per share.
Aer Lingus said it was considering Ryanair's announcement and urged its other shareholders not to respond to the offer before it made a statement.
But van den Brul calculates that a takeover of Aer Lingus would mean a margin dilution at Ryanair from 21% to 18%, not great news for investors who bought shares in Ryanair because of its combination of growth and high profits.
www.forbes.com /business/2006/10/05/ryanair-aer-lingus-markets-equity-cx_po_1005ryanair.html   (873 words)

  
 CNN.com - Aer Lingus resumes flights - June 4, 2002
DUBLIN, Ireland -- Aer Lingus took to the skies again on Tuesday after its pilots accepted a settlement to a dispute that grounded the state-run carrier for almost a week.
The flight disruptions threatened the survival of the Aer Lingus, which last year posted a loss of 140 million euros.
Aer Lingus said the agreement with its pilots would "meet in full the objectives of the survival plan."
archives.cnn.com /2002/BUSINESS/06/04/airlingus.deal/index.html   (351 words)

  
 O'Connor's Travel - Aer Lingus Airfares - Cheap Fares To Ireland
By way of making you more familiar with Aer Lingus, we would like to fly you through a short history of the airline, which from a humble take-off in 1936, today flies one of the most modern fleets in the world.
Aer Lingus is an Anglicization of the Irish "Aer Loingeas" which means Air Fleet.
Today Aer Lingus, with one of the youngest fleets of European airline, flies 15,000 passengers on 180 flights a day to and from more than 30 destinations across Ireland, Britain, Continental Europe and the USA.
www.oconnors.com /aerlingus   (322 words)

  
 CNN.com - Aer Lingus set to suspend flights - May 29, 2002
A statement from Aer Lingus on Wednesday said it was "deeply disturbed" by opposition to new rotas for pilots by their trade union, Impact.
The rotas were part of a survival plan drawn up by the Labour Relations Commission in October when Aer Lingus faced crippling losses in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Aer Lingus has seen profits slump partly due to September 11 which hit its North American routes as services were cancelled to Washington and Neward, and also because of competition from budget airline Ryanair on the shorter routes.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/05/29/aerlingus.dispute   (366 words)

  
 Airliners.net Articles: Aer Lingus...
Aer Lingus has a history spanning over 66 years and one of its many catchy slogans was “This is not just an airline, this is Aer Lingus”.
Little at this time did Aer Lingus chiefs know that in the 21st century their reliance on this key market would be the ultimate source of their demise.
Aer Lingus was always present itself in the Irish Charter Industry but it was their holdings in these two companies that increased the presence of Aer Lingus in the lives of everyday people, people who would defend the company against the media in its time of need.
www.airliners.net /articles/read.main?id=47   (3109 words)

  
 Aer Lingus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aer Lingus is a member of the Oneworld airline alliance, though has announced its intention to leave on 1 April 2007
In preparation for the commercial flotation of Aer Lingus on the Dublin stock market, the Irish government agreed to abolish the Shannon stopover from the end of 2006 in stages.
Aer Lingus will withdraw from the Oneworld airline alliance on 1 April 2007, though intends to retain strong bilateral links with various Oneworld members and has no intention of joining any other global alliance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aer_Lingus   (2887 words)

  
 Aer Lingus counts the cost of Ryanair bid - Times Online
Aer Lingus is in negotiations with unions and recently won the go-ahead on some cost-savings and efficiencies from the Irish Labour Court, but it must re-enter negotiations with employee representatives on other issues.
Aer Lingus is coming to the end of a ten-year contract with SR Technics, which provides maintenance for its aircraft, among other services.
Aer Lingus had expected a €15 million shortfall after the terrorism alert at Heathrow last September, but the impact was only marginal.
business.timesonline.co.uk /tol/business/industry_sectors/transport/article1509177.ece   (1087 words)

  
 Aer Lingus Spurns Ryanair Bid - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Ryanair pledged that Aer Lingus' average short-haul fare of 87.55 euros ($111) in 2005 would fall by 2.5% each year for a minimum of four years.
It may sound a tempting offer for Aer Lingus' shareholders and workforce, but some observers are scratching their heads as to Ryanair's intentions.
It's possible that a takeover of Aer Lingus is so illogically divergent from Ryanair's business model that the bid is more of a warning shot at the Irish government than a serious offer.
www.forbes.com /business/2006/10/05/ryanair-lingus-reject-markets-equity-cx_po_1005lingus.html   (829 words)

  
 Aer Lingus (Europe) Flights: Airline Profile and Routes Information
Aer Lingus are the national airline of Ireland, although in terms of passenger numbers, they have long since been overtaken by their budget rival Ryanair.
Aer Lingus' long haul route network is focused almost solely on transatlantic flights, with an unsurprising focus on cities with a large Irish population such as Boston and New York.
Flights to the USA with Aer Lingus offer the huge advantage of being able to clear US immigration at Dublin airport, although this is often counterbalanced by the fact that many of these flights involve a time-consuming stop in Shannon.
www.flightmapping.com /airlines/AerLingus   (428 words)

  
 Aer Lingus Flight News - Cheapflights.co.uk
Aer Lingus launched its new route from Dublin to Washington DC over the weekend, making it the first European airline to launch a new service under the Open Skies agreement, which was brokered earlier this year.
Aer Lingus may be set to open a UK base at Belfast International Airport as the Irish carrier looks to expand its operations.
Aer Lingus is set to enter a new phase of development with a flotation.
news.cheapflights.co.uk /flights/aer_lingus   (2638 words)

  
 Aer Lingus | Aer Lingus announces partnership with Special Olympics Ireland
Aer Lingus has announced that it has entered into a Partnership with Special Olympics Ireland for the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games.
Aer Lingus was the title sponsor in the National Aquatic Centre in Abbotstown at the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games which were held in Ireland in June that year.
Speaking at the annoucement, Aer Lingus Chief Executive, Dermot Mannion, said, "We are incredibly proud to be associated with the Special Olympics World Games once again, supporting the 400 athletes and volunteers as they make their journey to China.
www.easier.com /view/Travel/Flights/Aer_Lingus/article-113183.html   (323 words)

  
 Ryanair moves to take over Aer Lingus - Business - International Herald Tribune
Aer Lingus shares soared 12 percent to €2.81 in frenetic trading on the Irish Stock Exchange, while Ryanair slid 2.9 percent to €8.45.
Aer Lingus came close to bankruptcy in 2002 because of a bloated payroll and lost business following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, traditionally its key profit-making destination.
Aer Lingus, which in Gaelic means "air fleet," was founded by the government in 1936.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/10/05/business/ryan-in.php   (622 words)

  
 CNN.com - Aer Lingus to resume flights - June 4, 2002
DUBLIN, Republic of Ireland -- Aer Lingus is expected to take to the skies again on Tuesday after its pilots accepted a settlement to a dispute that grounded the state-run airline for almost a week.
The dispute began with a 24-hour strike by pilots on Thursday in support of colleagues who had been suspended for refusing to work a new schedule that shortened their rest period to 10 hours.
Aer Lingus said the agreement with pilots would "meet in full the objectives of the survival plan."
archives.cnn.com /2002/BUSINESS/06/04/aerlingus.deal/index.html   (345 words)

  
 Aer Lingus v. Gildacroft (CofA)
On 27 January 1998, while working for Aer Lingus, William Smythe was injured when a document lift supplied and installed by the first and second defendants malfunctioned and trapped his left wrist.
Aer Lingus maintained that the trigger date was the date on which the actual amount of damages was assessed, as this determined how much it could claim in the contribution proceedings.
Aer Lingus' claim was, therefore within the limitation period, the contribution proceedings having been issued within two years of the date damages were ascertained.
www.onlinedmc.co.uk /aer_lingus_v__gildacroft.htm   (908 words)

  
 Consumer complaints about Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus never again told me that my bag was not anywhere in the system.
Aer Lingus desk in Shannon refused to take any formal complaints and gave us a voucher for 7 euro for food which was just enough for a water and bread roll.
We continued contacting Aer Lingus for a few more days, until we decided the frustration of getting voice mail, rude people, and no answers as to the whereabouts of our clubs, was too discouraging, and that we should just get on with our vacation.
www.consumeraffairs.com /travel/aer_lingus.htm   (4157 words)

  
 Aer Lingus Australia > history
Today, Aer Lingus operates from their main hub in Dublin to Europe and North America with a fleet of modern Airbus and Boeing 737 equipment.
Aer Lingus has continued to expand its route network and now provides its customers with 65 routes to and from Ireland, compared with 42 in 2001.
During 2004, Aer Lingus commenced the transition to its new A320 shorthaul fleet.
www.worldaviation.com.au /airlines/aerlingus.asp   (297 words)

  
 The temptation of Aer Lingus from Guardian Unlimited: News blog
At £1bn, Aer Lingus is a big chunk to swallow and fitting it into Ryanair's low-cost template would be a time-consuming process.
Aer Lingus is profitable and he probably knows better than anyone how to make it even more profitable.
Heaven forbid Ryanair take Aer Lingus over- fares will go up, the service will be abismal and I'll have a much more stressful journey.
blogs.guardian.co.uk /news/archives/2006/10/05/the_temptation_of_aer_lingus.html   (981 words)

  
 AER LINGUS :: AerLingus airline
Aer Lingus domestic and international flights and tickets.
Aer Lingus flying direct from New York City, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles to Dublin and Shannon, Ireland with connecting flights to Europe.
Note: If Aer Lingus airlines does not travel to your destination, our booking engine will provide you with an alternate airline and the lowest fares available on the airlines serving your city pair.
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