Air India has proposed to acquire your complete fairness of AirAsia India. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has additionally notified the proposal for Air India’s acquisition of AirAsia India.
As per the CCI notification below Section 5(a)(i)(A) and 5(b)(i)(A) of the Competition Act, 2002, the proposed mixture relates to the acquisition of your complete fairness share capital of AirAsia India by Air India. At current, Tata Sons (TSPL) holds 83.67 % of the fairness share capital of Air Asia India.
It additional famous: “The proposed combination will not lead to any change in the competitive landscape or cause any appreciable adverse effect on competition in India, irrespective of the manner in which the relevant markets are defined.” Notably, each airways are run by Tata Sons — Air India is an entirely owned subsidiary, whereas AirAsia India is a three way partnership with Malaysia’s AirAsia, which has 16.33 % of the shareholding.
As per the notification, Air India has submitted the related markets, with respect to horizontal overlaps. These are the marketplace for home passenger air transport providers in India, the marketplace for provision of home air cargo transportation providers in India, and the marketplace for provision of constitution flight providers in India.
It has additionally moreover submitted the related markets involving vertical overlaps. The upstream marketplace for floor dealing with providers, and downstream marketplace for passenger air transport providers (together with constitution flight providers) on the Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangalore airports; and the upstream marketplace for cargo dealing with providers at Bengaluru airport. The upstream marketplace for cargo dealing with providers, and the downstream markets for air cargo transportation providers and constitution battle providers at Bengaluru airport.
The upstream marketplace for in-flight catering providers, and the downstream marketplace for passenger air transport providers (together with constitution flight providers) in India.