The Italian Competition Authority reviews a merger in the airline sector and imposes the elimination of the monopoly position on the Milan Linate-Rome route (Alitalia / Air One)

Introduction On the basis of Law Decree 134/2008 the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) conditionally cleared the Alitalia/Air One merger by imposing a set of behavioral remedies to prevent the imposition of excessive prices [1]. It also set the a three-year deadline for the review of the transaction with a view to order the elimination of any monopoly positions resulting from the consummation of the merger. Accordingly, by a decision made on 30 November 2011 the ICA opened a monitoring proceeding to ascertain whether the merged carrier, Alitalia, enjoyed any monopoly position on the post-merger markets [2]. The ICA decision To start with, the ICA analyzed the competitive situation on the routes between the airports

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Competition Authority reviews a merger in the airline sector and imposes the elimination of the monopoly position on the Milan Linate-Rome route (Alitalia / Air One), 11 April 2012, e-Competitions April 2012, Art. N° 47981

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