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Condor Files ECJ Complaint Demanding Stricter EU Lufthansa Conditions

 |  February 14, 2021

German charter airline Condor has asked the European Court of Justice to stop larger rival Lufthansa from canceling an agreement between the two firms as a condition of a State rescue package it received last year, reported Reuters.

Lufthansa declined to comment. The airline was granted a €9 billion (US$10 billion) government bailout last June that came with conditions to preserve competition including the transfer to rivals of some take-off and landing slots at German airports.

Condor has been complaining that Lufthansa abused its market dominance when it canceled an agreement last year that allows Condor passengers to use Lufthansa feeder flights as part of their journey to holiday destinations.

The smaller airline stated that it had filed a complaint with Germany’s antitrust regulator against the cancellation, which it claimed amounted to “an abuse of a dominant market position.”

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