13-Apr-2013 12:52 AM

AIT Dublin: Alliance was not suitable for Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller at CAPA’s Airlines in Transition conference in Dublin reflected (12-Apr-2013) on Aer Lingus’ decision to leave the oneworld alliance, saying the carrier looks for partners where there are holes in its network. Mr Mueller said if Aer Lingus was a member of an alliance, “I would have a partner portfolio of at least 50% that would be inactive.” Mr Mueller opined, “the high time of alliances is over in terms of value to the customer and the cost-benefit relationship.”