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Airlines: EU takes aim at takeovers

While consolidation of the European airline industry seems to be the inevitable direction of history, the EU (but not only the EU) seems intent on strictly checking any potential infringement of competition and thus protecting the consumer. The first...

What is an open skies agreement?

Open skies agreements boost competition and airport services worldwide, while benefiting passengers with lower fares. But they are also the cause of many protests and quarrels. It's not often in business that something benefits both the business and its customers,...

Air France-KLM and SAS: what to expect next?

Air France-KLM's acquisition of a stake in SAS is unlikely to change anything in the short term, and even in the long term there are a number of grey areas. Since the deal was announced, customers of both airlines...

Trenitalia wants to connect Paris with Brussels, Amsterdam and Berlin

Just over a year after its arrival in France on the Paris-Lyon line, Italian operator Trenitalia is planning to link the French capital with other European capitals. Opening up the rail network to competition is taking time, but things are...

Spain’s Renfe high-speed trains soon to enter the French market

Spanish operator Renfe is set to begin high-speed train services on the Paris-Lyon line in 2024, just before the Olympic Games. Even if the French rail network is open to competition, few operators have yet come to compete with SNCF...

Lufthansa’s bailout during COVID illegal according to the courts: what collateral damage for the sector?

The European Court of Justice ruled that the aid granted by the German government to Lufthansa during the COVID was illegal and that the European Commission had not properly checked the conditions of its validity. Even though COVID is...

Orly, future Eldorado for foreign airlines?

Paris Orly airport reopened its doors and especially its runways on June 26 after more than two and a half months of closure due to COVID-19. The reopening will of course be gradual and will accompany the restart of the...

Air France continues its strategy of reducing the number of medium-haul flights

As we wrote recently, we believe that Air France, without saying so, has a strategy of reducing its medium-haul network. Before the fleet, the network This decline is reflected in the replacement of part of its A320 fleet, which constituted the...

Air France-KLM authorized to take a stake in Virgin Atlantic and what this means for the future

The European Commission has just authorized Air France-KLM to acquire 31% of Virgin Atlantic in a three-way deal announced in summer 2017 with Delta Airlines. It ruled that despite the sometimes high combined market shares of Delta, Virgin Atlantic...