Aer Lingus pilots, under the name Irish Airline Pilots Pensions, have accumulated a 2.12% stake in EI as part of an effort by employees of the recently privatized Irish carrier to block a takeover by Ryanair (ATWOnline, Oct. 10). According to a submission to the Irish Stock Exchange yesterday, the pilots bought 9.8 million shares at €3.04 ($3.82) each. Ryanair made a cash bid of €2.80 per share last week. Its offer is conditional on securing at least 50.1% of the carrier. It ...

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