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Airlines welcome Commission decision

The European Low Fares Airline Association welcomes the Office of Fair Trading’s decision to refer the acquisition of Exeter International Airport by Macquarie Airports Ltd and Ferrovial Aeropuertos SA, to the Competition Commission.
Welcoming the news today, ELFAA Secretary General, Jan Skeels, said: “We are pleased with today’s decision to refer the anticipated acquisition of Exeter Airport to the Competition Commission. It is imperative to the low fares airline industry that competition between airlines and local airports is given the opportunity to thrive, ensuring airlines are able to continue to offer low fares for air travellers.”

“With 100 million passengers a year now travelling with ELFAA member airlines, we are more concerned than ever to protect the travel interests and travel options for consumers across the UK and Europe.”