The EU Commission prohibits low-cost airline’s third attempt to acquire rival (Ryanair / Aer Lingus)

On 27 February 2013, the European Commission prohibited Irish low-cost airline Ryanair’s proposed acquisition of former Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus. Extensive remedy proposals proved insufficient to sway the Commission, which considered the two firms to be each other’s closest – and on some routes only – competitors, and which found that dominance or outright monopoly would have resulted

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

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Porter Elliott, The EU Commission prohibits low-cost airline’s third attempt to acquire rival (Ryanair / Aer Lingus), 27 February 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Prohibited mergers, Art. N° 57211

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