The Korea Fair Trade Commission’s Conditional Approval of the Korean Air-Asiana Merger

Vol 43 Issue 8, European Competition Law Review (2022)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2022-32

15 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2022 Last revised: 14 Aug 2022

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Jae Woon Lee

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Law

Sabin Chung

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: August 10, 2022

Abstract

On 22 February 2022, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) announced that it decided to conditionally approve a merger deal by Korean Air Lines (‘Korean Air’) to buy Asiana Airlines (‘Asiana’). This article analyses the KFTC’s decision on the Korean Air-Asiana merger and presents the implications of the decision. After discussing the regulatory barriers and the impact of Covid-19 on the airline industry, we introduce the summary of the KFTC’s decision including its requested remedies with a brief analysis.

Suggested Citation

Lee, Jae Woon and Chung, Sabin, The Korea Fair Trade Commission’s Conditional Approval of the Korean Air-Asiana Merger (August 10, 2022). Vol 43 Issue 8, European Competition Law Review (2022), The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2022-32, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4186866 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4186866

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Sabin Chung

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