Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller has a lot on his plate right now. Like many European airline CEOs, he is driving his carrier to reduce its costs, but on top of this he has low-cost carrier Ryanair as a neighbor, rival, shareholder and would-be owner. Not many airline CEOs would want to trade places. However, that could be about to change. In August the UK Competition Commission (UKCC) ruled that Ryanair must sell its 29.8% Aer Lingus stake down to 5%, based on concerns that the ...

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