CASE COMMENTS : COMMERCIAL AIRLINES – PHASE I – TRANSATLANTIC ROUTES – SLOT DIVESTITURES

Phase I : The European Commission approves two transactions involving commercial airlines operating on transatlantic routes (Delta Air Lines c/ Virgin c/ Virgin Atlantic ; US Airways c/ American Airlines)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Eur. Comm. 05.08.2013, Dec. Art. 6(1)(b) in conjunction with Art. 6(2), Case COMP/M.6607, US Airways / American Airlines In 2013, the Commission cleared two major transactions involving airlines operating transatlantic flights: the acquisition by Delta Airlines ("Delta") of joint control of Virgin Atlantic ("Virgin") and the merger between US Airways and American Airlines ("AA"). The Commission concluded that the Delta/Virgin transaction did not raise any competition concerns and cleared it without imposing commitments. As for the US Airways/AA operation, the Commission considered that it would have created a dominant position on the London-Philadelphia

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Ianis Girgenson, Phase I : The European Commission approves two transactions involving commercial airlines operating on transatlantic routes (Delta Air Lines c/ Virgin c/ Virgin Atlantic ; US Airways c/ American Airlines), 20 June 2013, Concurrences N° 1-2014, Art. N° 62669, pp. 123-125

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