The German Competition Authority issues interim order to an airline forbidding the termination of cooperation agreements with a rival on the grounds that to do so would impede competition (Condor / Lufthansa)

Lufthansa impedes Condor in competition for long-haul flights – Bundeskartellamt secures access to feeder flights* The Bundeskartellamt prohibits Lufthansa for the time being from terminating long-standing cooperation agreements (Special Prorate Agreements, SPAs) with Condor. Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt: “On this basis Condor passengers from all over Europe can continue to use through tickets for feeder flights operated by Lufthansa and its airlines for Condor long-haul flights. Following an intervention by the Bundeskartellamt, Lufthansa had temporarily suspended its original termination of this business relationship several times for limited periods, most recently until 31 October 2022. We have reached the conclusion that Condor is entitled under competition law

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority issues interim order to an airline forbidding the termination of cooperation agreements with a rival on the grounds that to do so would impede competition (Condor / Lufthansa), 1 September 2022, e-Competitions September 2022, Art. N° 108521

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