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Up in the Air: Airlines and Competition Policy in Times of...

By Georgiana Pop & Gonçalo Coelho (World Bank Group)1   Introduction The COVID-19 outbreak took a swift but tremendous toll on the airline industry. In the course...
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Indonesia Claims Airline Price Collusion

Seven Indonesian airlines were found guilty of price collusion in 2019, according to conclusive findings by Indonesia’s antitrust regulator. The Komisi Pengawas...
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South African Airlines Accused Of Price Hikes

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is set to lodge a complaint against South African Airlines (SAA) over its alleged hiking of repatriation tickets,...
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COVID-19, Ghost Flights, and Emerging Property Rights in Airport Slots

Brent Skorup, Truth on the Market One of the most visible economic effects of the COVID-19 spread is the...

US: American Airlines-Quantas JV gains final approval

A joint venture between American Airlines and Qantas was given the final green light on Friday, July 19, Reuters reported. The US Department of Transportation...

EU: EC clears Virgin’s buy of UK airline Flybe

European Union antitrust regulators cleared on Friday the acquisition of British airline Flybe by Connect Airways, a consortium created by Virgin Atlantic, Stobart and...
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Brazil: Regulator wants competition in Sao Paulo airport

Brazil’s antitrust regulator wants new rules for allocating airplane landing and departure rights, known as slots, in Sao Paulo’s crowded domestic airport, claiming they...

Brazil: Bolsonaro signs law allowing foreign carriers to operate domestic flights

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday signed a bill into law allowing foreign airlines to operate domestic flights in Latin America’s largest air market,...

Brazil: House votes to allow foreign airlines in domestic market

Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted on Tuesday, May 21, to allow foreign-controlled airlines to operate domestic flights in Latin America’s largest economy, opening...

EU: Air France-KLM, Delta, Virgin group deal approved

On Tuesday, February 12, EU antitrust regulators cleared Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines, and Virgin Group to acquire joint control over Virgin Atlantic, reported...

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