Old Jul 24, 13, 4:18 pm
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EU Regulators to AA/BA/IB JV: Drop one PHL-LHR slot to Approve US-AA Merger

My money is on the impending DL/VS JV to pick up the PHL-LHR slot pair. Thoughts?


"US Airways Group and American Airlines have offered to give up a pair of landing and takeoff slots at London's Heathrow Airport to a competitor that would fly between Philadelphia and London. European Union antitrust regulators have one concern: that after the $11 billion merger of US Airways and American, the new American, as the airline will be called, could substantially hike airfares between London and Philadelphia.

A competitor airline would likely want an earlier time and select Heathrow slot times now used for flights from New York, Chicago, or some other city. The airport losing the arrival and takeoff slots would have one fewer flight to London. Instead, Philadelphia would get the slots, and an additional flight, to satisfy EU regulators' concerns."

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