Ryanair confident of Lingus bid despite EU objections

DUBLIN Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:05am EST

DUBLIN Nov 14 (Reuters) - Ryanair said it remains confident of securing European Union approval of its bid to take over Irish rival Aer Lingus despite a statement of objections issued by the European Commission on Tuesday.

"Ryanair ... remains confident that its offer for Aer Lingus will receive competition clearance following any fair assessment by the Commission," the airline said in a statement.

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