Air Canada/Transat (M.9489)
Air Canada/Transat (M.9489)

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Case facts

OutlineEuropean Commission merger investigation into the proposed acquisition by Air Canada of Transat (M.9489). The proposed transaction involves an horizontal overlap in the market for air transport service between the EEA and Canada.

Latest developmentsOn 18 June 2020, the Commission suspended the phase II investigation deadline under Article 11(3).; the deadline for suspension ended on 19 August 2020.

Parties• Air Canda: Air Canada is headquartered in Canada and is a global airline that provides scheduled passenger air transport services in Canada and internationally. It operates flights to Europe through its mainline fleet as well as through its subsidiary Air Canada Rouge, a lower-cost and leisure-focused service introduced in 2013. In addition to passenger air transport services, Air Canada also manages the Aeroplane loyalty program, provides air cargo service, ground handling services and offers vacation packages through Air Canada Vacations.

• Transat: Transat is headquartered in Canada and is the parent company of Air Transat, which provides scheduled passenger air transport services in Canada and internationally. Transat is also active as an international holiday travel company that develops and markets holiday travel se

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