will be the competitor of Alitalia on the Milan Linate – Rome Fiumicino route. U2
has won the tender for the acquisition of seven slots that the Antitrust
Authority imposed to Alitalia to sell. Alitalia was the unique company which
operated this route, the most important (and most profitable) route in Italy, a
true golden goose.
has therefore declared that the decision will be operative from the date on
which EasyJet will be able to ensure the effective launch of the service. This
will allow EasyJet to compete with Alitalia offering an alternative service on
the route between Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate, particularly in the morning
Italy (which had requested to have the slots assigned to Easyjet) with a note
contested the decisions approved by Antitrust "considering this absolutely
unfounded and detrimental to their rights and interests."
decision is adopted at the end of three year period granted by the government
at the time of the revival of the Italian company and the merger with Airone.
appealed , another time, this decision (precedent
4 appeals were dismissed) and the question will be decided on 11 th November.
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