Aer Lingus may stop operating its loss-making routes to the US, especially those from Shannon, and transfer them to a third party or codeshare partner as part of initiatives to address its long-haul deficits, according to Irish press reports. EI CEO Christoph Mueller stated that he appreciates the "national importance" of the carrier's American routes but said his airline is "not a charity," suggesting that the Shannon-New York JFK route has survived only because of pressure from the Irish ...

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