The European Commission conditionally approves the acquisition of two Spanish low-cost airlines by Spanish flag-carrier (Iberia/Vueling/Clickair)

"Mergers: main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2009"* On 9 January 2009, under the EU Merger Regulation, the European Commission approved the proposed acquisition of the two Spanish low-cost airlines Vueling and Clickair by the Spanish flag-carrier Iberia on condition that commitments to safeguard competition and passenger choice are implemented. The Commission’s clearance is conditional upon the parties releasing slots in Barcelona airport and other European airports to address competition concerns on several Spanish and other European routes, where the proposed concentration would have

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John Gatti, The European Commission conditionally approves the acquisition of two Spanish low-cost airlines by Spanish flag-carrier (Iberia/Vueling/Clickair), 9 January 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2009, Art. N° 37612

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