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Irish exporters warn of dire consequences if US flights go

[ July 17, 2012   //   ]

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) warned of “dire consequences” if Aer Lingus’ airfreight service to US is not retained in the privatisation of the state-owned carrier, Business World reported on 16 July. At a meeting with Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar, the IEA said that the service was vital to high tech and life sciences exporters and that the issue haf not been given sufficient consideration by the Government’s in its decision to dispose of its stake in Aer Lingus. The IEA said that the US flights carried around 52% of the country’s exports by value.

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