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Lufthansa-ITA make capacity and feeder-traffic promises in bid to ease EU concerns

By Nicholas Hirst and Natalie McNelis
  • 15 May 2024 10:35
  • 15 May 2024 10:35
Deutsche Lufthansa has said it will guarantee a minimum number of flights between Rome and North America for three years, to ease EU concerns that its takeover of Italia Trasporto Aereo would hike prices for trans-Atlantic travelers, MLex has learned. 
The promise is one part of a large package of commitments

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

Natalie McNelis

Senior Correspondent

Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex in 2017, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.

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