MERGERS: COMMISSION APPROVES PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF PARTS OF AIR BERLIN BY EASYJET* The European Commission has approved unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of certain assets of Air Berlin by easyJet. The Commission concluded that the transaction would not adversely affect competition in the EU Single Market. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "Our job is to make sure that airline takeovers do not result in less competition - that would mean higher flight fares and less choice for consumers. EasyJet's plans to buy certain Air Berlin assets will not reduce competition and we have approved it today. Our decision enables easyJet to grow its presence at Berlin
The EU Commission clears a merger in the market for passenger air travel (easyJet / Air Berlin)
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