Atlantic Joint Business Agreement (IAG (EI, BA, IB), AA and AY) (50616)
Atlantic Joint Business Agreement (IAG (EI, BA, IB), AA and AY) (50616)

The following Competition guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Atlantic Joint Business Agreement (IAG (EI, BA, IB), AA and AY) (50616)
  • Case facts
  • Timeline
  • Commentary
  • Related cases


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Case facts

Outline CMA Article 101 TFEU/Chapter I CA98 investigation into a revenue-sharing agreement, known as the Atlantic Joint Business Agreement, between International Airlines Group (Aer Lingus Limited, British Airways plc and Líneas Aéreas de España S.A), American Airlines and Finnaire OYJ covering air transport services between Europe and North America (case number 50616).

Latest developments On 7 May 2020, the CMA launched a market test of commitments offered by International Airlines Group and American Airlines. The proposed package of commitments, includes releasing additional take-off and landing slots at London Heathrow or Gatwick airports to enable competitors to begin or increase non-stop flights between London and Boston, Dallas and Miami, and measures to support competing services on these routes as well as on the London to Chicago and London to Philadelphia routes, including access to connecting passengers on preferential terms.

The CMA invites comments on the proposed commitments by 4 June 2020, but it has noted that this deadline will be extended if, given the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, organisations require more time to respond.

Parties • International Airlines