Aer Lingus’ shareholder structure is under scrutiny after the U.K.’s competition commission decided it will launch an investigation into Ryanair’s minority stake. The investigation seeks to determine if Ryanair’s 30% stake in its Irish competitor has a negative effect on competition and leads to higher fares on services between Ireland and the U.K., and if the low-cost carrier’s stake has kept other airlines from investing in Aer Lingus. Ryanair bought the shares in 2006 as part of a ...


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