The EU Commission sends a statement of objections against two airlines concerning a potentially anticompetitive codeshare agreement (Brussels Airlines / TAP Portugal)

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Brussels Airlines and TAP Portugal on code-sharing on Brussels-Lisbon route* The European Commission has informed Brussels Airlines and TAP Portugal of its preliminary view that their codeshare cooperation on passenger services between Brussels and Lisbon restricted competition between the two airlines, in breach of EU antitrust rules. EU Commissioner in charge of competition policy Margrethe Vestager said: "Code-sharing by airlines can bring benefits for passengers in terms of wider network coverage and better connections. However, we are concerned that in this particular case Brussels Airlines and TAP Portugal may have used their codeshare to restrict competition and harm passengers' interests on the Brussels to Lisbon route."

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European Commission, The EU Commission sends a statement of objections against two airlines concerning a potentially anticompetitive codeshare agreement (Brussels Airlines / TAP Portugal), 27 October 2016, e-Competitions October 2016, Art. N° 81869

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