The Italian Competition Authority cleared a merger in the sector of air transport of passengers subject to slots release in order to comply with an EU Commission’s decision (Alitalia/Volare)

The operation On 13 April 2006, Alitalia notified a take over agreement according to which Alitalia was to acquire control of Volare. In order to overcome the ICA's concerns, the parties committed to surrender two pairs of domestic slots (Linate-Bari and Linate-Lamezia Terme) and two pairs of Intra-European slots (Milan-Paris). The market(s) Air transport of passengers, in particular: (i) domestic routes (Linate-Bari and Linate-Lamezia Terme) and (ii) intra-European route (Milan-Paris) The airoport concerned is Milan-Linate where both Alitalia and Volare are present. More specifically, the ICA took into consideration the characteristics of the

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Eleonora Granata, Alessandra Prastaro, The Italian Competition Authority cleared a merger in the sector of air transport of passengers subject to slots release in order to comply with an EU Commission’s decision (Alitalia/Volare), 5 July 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2006, Art. N° 21164

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