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

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OutlineCMA 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 Finnair OYJ covering air transport services between Europe and North America (Case 50616).

Latest developmentsOn 21 September 2020, a Monitoring Trustee was appointed to monitor compliance with the interim measures.

Parties• International Airlines Group (IAG) (Aer Lingus Limited (EI), British Airways (BA) and Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España S.A (Iberia)): IAG was formed in 2010 by the merger of BA and IB. IAG is the parent company of several airlines: BA, IB, EI, Open Skies SAS (operating as LEVEL) and Vueling Airlines SA. It is one of the world’s largest airline groups with 573 aircraft flying to 268 destinations and carrying around 113 million passengers each year. IAG is a Spanish registered company with shares trading on the London and Spanish Stock Exchanges.

• BA is a UK public limited company, and a subsidiary of IAG. BA is a full-service airline operating from hubs at London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports. BA flies to more than 170 destinations in 70 countries and carries more than 40 million passengers a year. In 1999,

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