British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) has confirmed its deal to acquire Aer Lingus after Ryanair formally agreed to sell its 30% share in Aer Lingus. Ryanair agreed in July to sell its 29.8% Aer Lingus stake to IAG, but said it would not issue a formal acceptance of the offer until mid-August, forcing IAG twice to extend the share offer deadline.  Ryanair’s acceptance was a condition of IAG’s bid for the Irish carrier, and the offer is now wholly ...

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