Aer Lingus and oneworld confirmed yesterday that Ireland's flag carrier is leaving the alliance. The decision was approved at the airline's board meeting last week, concluding a process that began when former Aer Lingus boss Willie Walsh toyed with leaving the partnership as he began the transformation of the state-owned carrier from a network operator into a point-to-point LCC. "Alliance membership has inevitably become less relevant for the airline over time, with an increasing number of ...

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