Looks like FR are trying again to persuade the EU to allow their takeover.
Interesting in the logic in why 4 slots are left at Heathrow; for Virgin maybe. I really can't FR getting this takeover. Flybe wouldn't be able to support 20 routes and even then run them as well as Aer Lingus; plus I don't wish to see even more Flybes at Birmingham. This scheme by FR would just eliminate competition for BA going to DUB and also give Flybe a giant monopoly on certain routes. IF this was to go ahead, would FR keep the Aer Lingus brand; I've seen some places they would although I'm not confident that they would. It would be interesting if the Airbuses stayed, considering the FR fleet is Boeing.