“There certainly would be some jobs that are in Aer Lingus today in administrative areas that would in effect be duplicated by administrative roles that we’ve got elsewhere, so we could be looking to reduce – in the head office in the administrative airline, but the big story is we would grow the airline….and the jobs that are created are good quality jobs that would be based in Ireland, primarily based in Dublin.”
Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG (parent of British Airways) on RTÉ Radio One’s Today with Sean O’Rourke earlier.
On the issue of Aer Lingus’ Heathrow slots, he said IAG was prepared to replicate the current block significant shareholders currently exercise over the sale of these slots.
He said they would guarantee that these slots will be used in serving Ireland for a period of five years.
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