On 11 October 2018, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched a competition investigation into the Atlantic Joint Business Agreement. In line with the approach of the European Commission when it first investigated the agreement during 2009 to 2010, the investigation is being conducted under the rules on agreements restrictive of competition which, for the UK, are in the Chapter I prohibition in the Competition Act 1998 and, to the extent applicable, Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Four airlines are currently signed up to the Atlantic Joint Business Agreement: American Airlines, British Airways,

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