Airlines may get to cooperate if skies open to European competition

04.03.2012                      10.Adar. 5772

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Airlines may get to cooperate if skies open to European competition

Trustbuster hadn't let El Al, Israir and Arkia work together, and it blocked them from signing code-sharing agreements with foreign airlines.

The Antitrust Authority is considering letting the country's three airlines cooperate, but only if Israel signs an open skies agreement with the European Union, which would fully expose the local companies to international competition.
Until now, the trustbuster had not agreed to let El Al, Israir and Arkia work together, and it blocked them from signing code-sharing agreements with foreign airlines it thought might impede competition….