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EU: EC accepts airline partnership remedies

 |  May 12, 2015

The European Commission ended an investigation Tuesday into partnership deals between three international airlines offering flights to the US, after accepting measures they proposed to prevent competitors from being blocked out.

The EU’s executive had started probing the joint venture between Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta in 2012, amid suspicions that their cooperation had pushed up prices on flights from Paris, Amsterdam and Rome to New York.

All three carriers are members of the SkyTeam airline alliance.

Tuesday’s decision aims to ensure that passengers on these routes “continue to benefit from competitive prices and choice,” said EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.


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