The Chief Executive of Aer Lingus says the vast majority of savings identified in the confidential NYRAS report relate to contract and procurement efficiencies.
Stephen Kavanagh has responded to claims by opposition TDs that the airline will cut jobs in order to achieve €60 million in savings.
He says 90% of the 60 million relates to third party services and there will still be 635 net new jobs under the proposed deal with IAG.
Mr Kavanagh spoke to Newstalk Breakfast this morning about when the report was commissioned and stated that it was unrelated to the IAG transaction.
However, he was keen to outline that the report did not primarily concern job cuts.
You can listen to his full interview here: