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UK: Ryanair plays nice, makes offer for Competition Commission

 |  July 31, 2013

Continuing a long-lasting feud between Ryanair and the UK’s Competition Commission regarding the budget airline’s stake in competing airline Aer Lingus, Ryanair has reportedly agreed to open more flights between the US and Ireland this winter in hopes the additions will boost competition. The decision was made despite Aer Lingus claiming fewer passengers are taking the route. The Commission could announce a ruling of whether it will require that Ryanair reduce its stake in the rival airline as early as August 13, say reports. A feud between Ryanair and regulators has intensified in recent years as three attempts to buyout Aer Lingus have been blocked by the European Commission. Ryanair claims that since taking control of its 30 percent in Aer Lingus, competition has only intensified.

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