February 2, 2015 / 3:21 PM / 3 years ago

BRIEF-IAG proposes additional commitments to Irish government regarding Aer Lingus

Feb 2 (Reuters) - International Consolidated Airlines Group SA

* IAG statement on Aer Lingus

* Proposing to offer legally binding commitments that go well beyond protections currently available to government

* Commitments would ensure that, unless there is explicit Irish government agreement: Aer Lingus' 23 slot pairs at London Heathrow cannot be sold

* IAG is prepared to offer a further commitment to operate slots on Irish routes for five years

* Aer Lingus' name, head office location or place of incorporation in Republic Of Ireland, cannot be changed

* IAG has submitted a proposal to make an offer for Aer Lingus

* Aer Lingus would operate as a separate business with its own brand, management and operations Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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