The European Commission (EC) has given regulatory clearance to the takeover of BMI British Midland by International Airlines Group (IAG). The deal is subject to more concessions than initially proposed by IAG, but will nevertheless go ahead. According to the ruling, IAG will have to give up a total of 14 daily slot pairs at London Heathrow Airport. Seven of them will have to be used between Heathrow and Aberdeen or Edinburgh. Five slot pairs are to be freed up for services to Riyadh, ...

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