UK competition watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), has said that it will refer Menzies Aviation’s purchase of rival Airline Services for further investigation if the company does not address a number of concerns including the worry that the merger will lead to higher prices and lower quality service for airline customers. In a statement, the CMA said: “Following its initial phase one investigation, the CMA has identified competition concerns regarding de-icing services at Edinburgh, Glasgow and London Heathrow airports, and ground handling services at London Gatwick and Manchester airports. The merger of Menzies and Airline Services, which are

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