February 12, 2013 / 12:55 PM / 5 years ago

Ryanair says EU rejects Aer Lingus merger

DUBLIN, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The European Commission has told Ryanair it will reject the low-cost carrier’s attempt to take over smaller Irish rival Aer Lingus, Ryanair said in a statement on Tuesday.

Ryanair described the decision as “political” and said it would launch an appeal in European courts.

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