Etihad Airways, holder of almost 5 per cent of Aer Lingus, will probably sell its stake if the Government backs the IAG offer. James Hogan, chief executive of the Gulf-based airline, reiterated this recently.

The Government could decide on a sale of the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus early next month, according to the flag carrier’s chief executi(...)

A JetBlue Airbus A320. The airline’s chief executive Barger said the pair’s existing relationship has strong potential for growth. Photograph: Lyle Ratliff/Reuters

The chief executive of Aer Lingus’s US partner said today it was not interested in acquiring all or part of the Irish airline. Aer Lingus(...)