On 12 May 2015, the European Commission adopted a decision under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003 in relation to the transatlantic joint venture agreement between Air France/KLM, Alitalia and Delta (‘the Parties’). The decision made the commitments offered by the joint venture parties legally binding (case AT.39964).
Under the commitments, the Parties offered to make landing and take-off slots available at Amsterdam and/or New York airports (JFK or Newark) to enable competing airlines to operate a daily service on the Amsterdam-New York route, as well as slots at Rome and/or New York (JFK and Newark) to enable competing airlines to operate a daily service on the Rome-New York route.
Norwegian Airlines has applied for slots on the route Amsterdam-New York for S18.
According to said commitments slots (Amsterdam) have been released by KLM on the basis of a Slot Agreement between KLM and Norwegian Airlines which was approved by the European Commission.