Friday, October 13, 2006

Dallas Love Field Compromise and Antitrust Review of Ryanair Bid for Aer Lingus

According to an AP story today: "President Bush signed a law Friday that will eventually eliminate restrictions on long-haul flights from Dallas Love Field, Texas officials said. Though the limits won't be lifted until 2014, travelers will see an immediate effect. Southwest Airlines has said it would begin selling one-stop tickets -- called through-ticketing -- within days of the bill signing."

Additional Resources:

1) Full text of S. 3661

A recent AP story also noted that "[t]he Irish government is seeking talks with European Union antitrust authorities to discuss Ryanair Holdings PLC’s surprise takeover bid for Aer Lingus Group PLC..."

Additional Resources:

1) Ryanair news release announcing offer for Aer Lingus

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