EU To Probe Lufthansa, Others On Code-Sharing Deals

Law360, New York (February 11, 2011, 2:13 PM EST) -- European Union antitrust regulators are investigating whether agreements between Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Turkish Airlines, as well as Brussels Airlines and TAP Air Portugal, to sell seats on each other's flights violate EU competition law.

The European Commission said Friday that it had opened two separate investigations into the so-called parallel code-sharing agreements based on concerns that in each case the two airlines should be competing with one another to sell seats on the same routes.

The Lufthansa-Turkish Airlines probe will focus on deals to sell...
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