IAG will at least have breathing room to expand Aer Lingus
Published 03/06/2015 | 02:30
If IAG succeeds in buying Aer Lingus, it will have a number of years before any other European airports have US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities installed.
The Department of Homeland Security said it takes two to three years from a formal expression of interest having been made, to final agreement being reached to have pre-clearance operations being established.
That's because the whole process involves putting inter-governmental agreements in place, aside from the installation of the necessary infrastructure to support the service.