Aer Lingus confirmed a June order for six A350 XWB-900s and six A330-300s following receipt of shareholder approval for the purchase. Ryanair, which holds 29% of EI, voted against the acquisition and had insisted on a renegotiation or cancellation of the contract, saying it was negotiated at an all-time high in the last aircraft value cycle. "We would strongly urge your board and management. . .to take advantage of the recent market downturn and the significant reduction in aircraft prices, ...

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