Aer Lingus (EI) sees an opportunity in Lufthansa’s divestment of British Midland International (bmi) to expand its slot portfolio at London Heathrow (LHR), EI CEO Christoph Mueller told ATW. “We are after slots [at LHR] in the wake of the proposed acquisition of bmi by” International Airlines Group (IAG), Mueller said. EI operates 27 daily take-off and landing slots at LHR, of which it owns 23. IAG’s purchase of bmi was recently approved by the European Commission ...

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