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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
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