The EU Commission approves award of slots at Lisbon airport to Swiss low-cost airline company following national competitor’s restructuring (Easyjet / TAP Air Portugal)

State aid: Commission approves award of slots at Lisbon airport to easyJet following TAP Group's restructuring* The European Commission has ranked easyJet first among the air carriers that have applied for the portfolio of up to 18 daily slots at Lisbon airport. The slots will be made available by TAP Air Portugal to mitigate possible undue competition distortions created by the restructuring aid it received from Portugal, as approved by the Commission in December 2021. As a result of today's decision, easyJet will be able to start operating new routes as of 30 October 2022. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Following an open procedure, easyJet will

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European Commission, The EU Commission approves award of slots at Lisbon airport to Swiss low-cost airline company following national competitor’s restructuring (Easyjet / TAP Air Portugal), 16 June 2022, e-Competitions June 2022, Art. N° 107314

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