Ryanair 737-800. By Rob Finlayson The European Commission (EC) has formally lodged objections with Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair (FR) over its attempt to take over Irish flag-carrier Aer Lingus (EI), citing competition concerns (ATW Daily News, Oct. 10). The hurdle had been anticipated Monday when reports surfaced in the London Financial Times that the EC planned to make public its reservations over the attempted acquisition—the third time FR has attempted a takeover of ...

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