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We need Irish airline competition ©

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                                                    It is in the consumer interest the government maintains it's two airline competition policy following the third Ryanair's take-over bid for Aer Lingus, although Ryanair have stated the landscape  has changed dramatically fundamentally since it's last bid the competitition case against approving the bid is even more stronger than before. A staggering thirty four scheduled carriers have exited the Irish market through  bankruptcy , consolidation & route network adjustment to re-focus on assets on routes where they earn a higher rate of return . The extensive list of  scheduled carriers include:   Air Southwest, Air Wales,   Alitalia,  Bmibaby, Blue 1,   BMI Regional , Basiq Air, Centralwings, Cimber Sterling, Clickair,   CSA Czech Airlines, Cityflier,  Easyjet, Estonia Air, Euromanx, FlyLAL, Flyglobepsan, Futura International,  GoFly, Hapag Lioyd Express (HLX.com),  Jetbird, Luxair, LOT Polish Airlines,Manx2, Malev