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Future of Aer Lingus

FORMER Aer Lingus chief Willie Walsh has said the airline would be better off being owned by Ryanair than Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad.

Mr Walsh, the head of International Airlines Group (IAG), is querying the motives of Etihad's interest in Aer Lingus. The gulf carrier owns just under 3pc of the Irish airline and is interested in increasing that.