Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Navitaire by Amadeus


Navitaire and Amadeus are active worldwide in the provision of Passenger Service Systems (“PSS”), an IT tool used by airlines to internally manage reservations, inventory and departure control.  The Commission’s investigation focused on actual and potential competition for PSS and whether Amadeus could use its position in the Global Distribution System market (“GDS”, a different IT tool used by travel agencies to obtain information and make bookings with airlines) to disadvantage rivals or hinder innovation in the PSS market. Here to read more.

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