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Air France-KLM / Delta / Alitalia Transatlantic Joint Venture – Slot Release Procedure for IATA Summer 2020 Season

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.

Applications for slots for IATA Summer 2020 Season

Smith & Williamson LLP has been appointed by the European Commission as the Monitoring Trustee to monitor the implementation of commitments given by the Parties.

The Monitoring Trustee is inviting applications for slots for IATA Summer 2020 Season on the following routes:

  • Amsterdam– New York (JFK or Newark airports) (up to 7 slots per week departing from New York. These departure slots from New York can only be used for the provision of Competitive Air Service on this Identified City Pair); and
  • Rome – New York (JFK or Newark airports) (up to 7 slots per week).

Airlines which wish to apply for slots on these routes must follow the procedure set out on the Monitoring Trustee’s dedicated website, available here:

http://smithandwilliamson.com/case-at39964-air-france-klm-delta-alitalia

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