Even though Ryanair agreed to sell its 29.8% share in Aer Lingus in July to International Airlines Group (IAG), the formal acceptance has only now been confirmed by the Irish low-cost carrier. IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said: “We’d like to welcome Aer Lingus into IAG. It will remain an iconic Irish brand with its base and management team in Ireland but will now grow as part of a strong, profitable airline group. This means new routes and more jobs benefitting customers, employees and the Irish economy and tourism.” Yesterday, IAG had received valid acceptances of the offer for 95.77%

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