Antitrust Immunity for airline alliances

Bilotkach, Volodymyr and Hüschelrath, Kai (2011) Antitrust Immunity for airline alliances. Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 7 (2). pp. 335-380. ISSN 1744-6414

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Abstract

The market developments in international air transportation have led to the dominance of three global airline alliances: Star, SkyTeam, and oneworld. At the same time, members of these alliances receive increasingly more freedom in coordinating various aspects of joint operations, including scheduling and pricing decisions, as well as the right to form revenue-sharing joint ventures in international markets. Although the significant consumer benefits generated by airline cooperation are undisputed, the recent developments raise antitrust concerns. Against this background, the article compares the key competitive effects of airline alliances and antitrust immunity with the economic lines of reasoning in recent policy actions to develop recommendations for a full-fledged assessment of antitrust immunity for airline alliances.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:02
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4299

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