The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has opened a formal merger inquiry into Irish regional airline CityJet’s plans to wet-lease two Avro RJ85s to International Airlines Group (IAG) Irish carrier Aer Lingus. CMA launched a formal inquiry Oct. 29, marking an escalation of an initial enforcement order that was issued Oct. 4. The investigation relates to Dublin-based CityJet’s late-August announcement that it plans to relinquish operating Dublin-London ...

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