The European Commission is expected to announce today the outcome of its first-stage review of the proposed merger of Clickair and Vueling Airlines. Shareholders of the two Barcelona-based LCCs agreed on the terms of a merger in July and an initial submission was filed to Spanish competition authority CNC, which in August referred the file to the EU's DG-Competition (ATWOnline, July 8, 2008). The EC has asked the carriers for remedies, mainly slot surrenders at BCN on certain routes (to ...

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