A++ Transatlantic Joint Venture - CASE NO. AT.39595

CompetitionRx is the Trustee approved by the European Commission for the monitoring of the Commitments given by Air Canada (AC), Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LH) and United Airlines, Inc. (UA) to the European Commission on 23 May 2013 (Article 9 decision in case AT.39595 Continental/United/Lufthansa/Air Canada).

The Final Commitments can be downloaded directly from the European Commission website using this link: Final Commitments PDF.

The Commission’s Press Release and Commitments Decision both of 23 May 2013 can also be downloaded.

Further information about the case is available from the Commission’s Case Page.

The general responsibilities of the Trustee are set out in section 5.2 of the Commitments. The Trustee also has specific responsibilities with respect to each commitment which are set out in the relevant sections of the Commitments.

Slot Release Procedure

The Trustee will open the applications process for the IATA Summer Season 2018 on 20 July 2017. Applications for slots for the Summer Season 2018 under the Slot Release Procedure of the Commitments must therefore be received by the Trustee by Close of Business (COB) on Thursday 17 August 2017. The COB deadline for applications is 6pm British Summer Time (BST). Applications received after this deadline will be rejected.

Availability of Slots for IATA Summer Season 2018

The Trustee is inviting applications for slots (max. 7 Slots) on the Frankfurt – New York route (JFK or Newark airports).

To facilitate the submission of Slot Requests and processing of application information, the Trustee has prepared a Slot Request Application Form a copy of which may be requested by emailing the Trustee at aplusplus@mazars.co.uk

Applicants for Slot Requests are allowed to request anonymity, as set out in Clauses 1.3.1(c) and 1.3.5 of the Commitments.

Applicant Airlines that DO NOT require anonymity for their slot request/s at Frankfurt and New York are strongly encouraged also to contact (i) Airport Coordination Federal Republic of Germany (FHKD), for Frankfurt airport and (ii) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for New York airports (or any other relevant U.S government agency administering capacity limitations at JFK and Newark Liberty airports) at the earliest opportunity.


In the first instance, prospective Applicants should contact Armin Obert, whose details are provided below:

FHKD Airport Coordination Federal Republic of Germany
Terminal  2
Area E
Postbox 37 60549

New York:

In the first instance, prospective Applicants should contact Rob Hawks, whose details are provided below:

Federal Aviation Administration
Office of the Chief Counsel
800 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20591

Tel: +1 202 267  7143
Email: rob.hawks@faa.dot.gov
Web Site: http://www.faa.gov/

Applicant Airlines that REQUIRE ANONYMITY under the terms of Clauses 1.3.1(c) and 1.3.5 of the Commitments should ONLY CONTACT THE MONITORING TRUSTEE through the email address aplusplus@mazars.co.uk

Other contact information for the Monitoring Trustee:

A++ Monitoring Trustee
FAO Alex Lewis

Mazars LLP
Tower Bridge House
St Katherine’s Way

Tel: +207 063 4596/ +44 7881 284 080