Ryanair Bid for Aer Lingus May Drag to New Year, Telegraph Says

Ryanair Holdings Plc’s (RYA) bid for Aer Lingus Group Plc (AERL) may drag on into January while the European Commission starts a full investigation, the Telegraph said, without citing where it got the information.

The EC has until Wednesday to decide whether it will begin a so-called Phase II enquiry into the deal, which is opposed by Aer Lingus’s management. A full enquiry would take 90 working days, the newspaper said.

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