Travel Extra’s Quotes of the Week March 2 2013

“Aer Lingus’ position from the outset has been that Ryanair’s offer should never have been made. The series of inadequate remedy offers presented by Ryanair only underlines the view that Ryanair made its offer without any reasonable belief that it could obtain clearance.” Christoph Mueller

We regret that this prohibition is manifestly motivated by narrow political interests rather than competition concerns – Ryanair

the proposals were simply inadequate to solve the very serious competition problems which this acquisition would have created on no less than 46 routes.” – Joaquim Almunia

The acquisition of Aer Lingus by Ryanair would have most likely led to higher fares. – Joaquim Almunia

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