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Policy Regarding Proposed Airline Mergers and Acquisitions

 


Practice Regarding Proposed Airline Mergers and Acquisitions

Issued January 9, 2015 | On File at Federal Register January 15, 2015

Notice of Explanation

This Notice describes the US Department of Transportation’s practice and authorities with regard to airline mergers and acquisitions, including those that involve a transfer of slots. The Notice is not proposing any changes, new procedures, or new approaches.

With respect to slot transactions, this Notice relates to the DOT’s practice for reviewing slot transactions that result from proposed airline mergers or acquisitions. It does not apply to DOT’s review of standalone slot transactions. For more information regarding DOT’s authority and proposed procedures for reviewing standalone slot transactions at the New York City area airports, please see the notice of proposed rulemaking titled, Slot Management and Transparency for LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Newark Liberty International Airport, RIN 2120-AJ89, available in the docket for the rulemaking at www.regulations.gov.

By: Kathryn Thomson

FAA-2014-1073 - Slot Management and Transparency for LGA, JFK and EWR

Case 1:13-CV-01236 - USA et al v. US Airways and AMR

OST-2013-0081 - American, US Airways, American Eagle, PSA and Piedmont - Consummation of Acquisition

Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Challenging Proposed Merger Between US Airways and American Airlines - DOJ Press Release

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer at the Conference Call Regarding the Justice Department Lawsuit

Airline Industry Consolidation - Senate Hearing - June 19, 2013
Airline Mergers: Issues Raised by the Proposed Merger of American Airlines and US Airways - GAO Testimony

 

 


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