Air Berlin and Aer Lingus

ETIHAD boss James Hogan says he’s keen to see Aer Lingusand Air Berlin develop a codeshare agreement, but acknowledged that such a decision would be up to management at the two carriers.

Etihad owns 30pc of Air Berlin and just under 3pc of Aer Lingus.

Speaking to the Irish Independent in Dublin yesterday, Mr Hogan said that Air Berlin has a substantial footprint in Europe that could benefit Aer Lingus and a codeshare agreement could make sense.

“That’s something for those two airlines to have a talk about,” he said. “But obviously Air Berlin is a very large pan-European airline carrying 35 million passengers.

More detail from The Irish Independent

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