Aviation Strategy

Alliances: What the Competition Authorities are really looking at — February 2019

For some time now the approval of airline joint ventures by competition authorities throughout the world has become almost routine. Such joint ventures allow airlines to co-ordinate (some may prefer  ‘collude in’) their operations on specified routes, including pricing, scheduling and capacity. In most jurisdictions collusion between companies is prima facie illegal, so any airline joint venture is almost invariably closely examined by the appropriate competition authorities. ……

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