The Singapore Competition Commission clears a strategic alliance agreement concluded between two airlines (Tiger Airways Singapore / Cebu Air)

On 21 September 2015, the Competition Commission of Singapore (the “CCS”) announced that it had cleared a Strategic Alliance Agreement (the “SAA”) entered into between Cebu Air, Inc. (“Cebu Pacific”) and Tiger Airways Singapore Pte. Ltd. (“Tigerair Singapore”) (collectively, the “Parties”), following revisions made to the level of cooperation between the Parties in relation to certain routes between Singapore and the Philippines. This is the first-ever airline alliance notified to the CCS for a decision under the Competition Act, Chapter 50B of Singapore (the “Act”) where the CCS has cleared an alliance agreement that was amended by the parties post-notification based on concerns communicated by the CCS to the parties during the notification process. The SAA covers three overlapping flight

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  • Allen & Gledhill (Singapore)
  • Allen & Gledhill (Singapore)

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Daren Shiau, Kenneth Lim, The Singapore Competition Commission clears a strategic alliance agreement concluded between two airlines (Tiger Airways Singapore / Cebu Air), 21 September 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2015, Art. N° 75903

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