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2003
Aer Lingus Merger
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14 October 2003

To ask the Minister for Transport if the Government have had recent discussions with Aer Lingus on a merger with a major carrier in order to prepare a new EU/US open skies agreement; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

- Pat Breen.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 14th October, 2003.
Ref No:   23164/03     Proof:   476

Answered by the Minister for Transport
(Seamus Brennan)

Reply

Neither my Department nor I have had any discussions with Aer Lingus on a merger with a major carrier in preparation for a new EU/US open skies agreement.