For Immediate Release: NPR Marketplace Features AirGuide Editor Aram Gesar: Aer Lingus Rebuffs Ryanair’s Advances

NPR Marketplace Features AirGuide Editor Aram Gesar: Aer Lingus Rebuffs Ryanair’s Advances

New York and Los Angeles (AirGuide – Pyramid Media Group) October 5, 2006 – NPR Marketplace: Aer Lingus rebuffs Ryanair’s advances. Still, Aram Gesar of AirGuide Magazine says that character could ruffle some feathers at a traditional airline like Aer Lingus and with European regulators, for whom O’Leary has voiced disdain.

Aram Gesar: “That could be one of the stumbling blocks is his, um, lack of diplomacy. Which you badly need when you’re dealing with government and unions because it’s all about the human factor, etcetera. Whereas he’s perceived as a numbers-only player.”

If the deal goes through, Gesar says, it could be a nightmare for competitor British Airways. The new partnership would be the first low-cost carrier to fly a long-haul route out of London. In New York, I’m Ashley Milne-Tyte for Marketplace. More…

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