Ryanair's proposed concessions not likely to placate EU, Independent.ie reports Rynairís (RYAAY) latest concessions aren't enough receive approval from the EU to acquire Aer Lingus, the Irish Independent reports. Ryanair had offered to sell most of Aer Lingus's landing slots at Heathrow Airport in London. Reference Link
EasyJet, Ryanair cancel flights as air traffic controllers strike, BBC says EasyJet (ESYJY) cancelled 331 flights Thursday while Ryanair (RYAAY) cancelled over 500 flights over the past two days following strike action by French air traffic control employees, reports BBC. The controllers are planning additional strikes April 16 to April 18 and April 29 to May 2, notes BBC. Reference Link
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