Ryanair: We will fight any attempt to block Aer Lingus bid

Ryanair has instructed its lawyers to lodge an appeal with the European courts if the European Commission blocks its takeover bid for Aer Lingus.

The airline said it was told during a "state-of-play" meeting with the Commission that its approach will be prohibited.

Ryanair said the decision was made despite the airline's meeting every competition concern raised by the EU.

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