Aer Lingus the real winner from any Ryanair interlining deal
Low-cost carrier's through-ticket partnership would strengthen rival airline's hand even further, writes Colm McCarthy
Last Tuesday's announcement from Ryanair that Europe's biggest carrier may commence interlining with long-haul airlines is hugely significant for Aer Lingus and for Dublin Airport.
At present, customers cannot book through-tickets with Ryanair, or indeed with most other low-cost airlines, on to the intercontinental flights operated by the full service operators.
Suppose you wish to travel from Glasgow to San Francisco, a route not served with a direct flight. You can book on Aer Lingus to Dublin and transfer on to the same airline's onward service.