Menzies Aviation (UK) Limited / Airline Services Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Menzies Aviation (UK) Limited of part of the business of Airline Services Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
7 August 2018 Deadline for phase 1 decision
12 to 26 June 2018 Invitation to comment
12 June 2018 Launch of merger inquiry
23 April 2018 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

Invitation to comment: closes on 26 June 2018

12 June 2018: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction has resulted in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 and, if so, whether the creation of that situation has resulted, or may be expected to result, in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services.

To assist it with this assessment, the CMA invites comments on the transaction from any interested party. These comments should be provided by the deadline set out below to:

Francisca Mendia-Lara

Telephone: 0203 738 6159


Your name and contact details are your personal data. In collecting, receiving, storing, accessing and using your personal data, the CMA, as controller, is processing your personal data. The CMA processes personal data in accordance with data protection law. The CMA is processing your personal data so that it can contact you again, should it need further help or information from you, in order to carry out its merger work under Part 3 of the Enterprise Act 2002. For more information about how the CMA processes personal data and your rights relating to that data, please see our Privacy Notice.

Launch of merger inquiry

12 June 2018: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Initial enforcement order

On 19 April 2018, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Menzies Aviation (UK) Limited and John Menzies plc, in relation to the completed acquisition by Menzies Aviation (UK) Limited of part of the business of Airline Services Limited.


Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:

Francisca Mendia-Lara
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row

Published 23 April 2018
Last updated 12 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Commencement notice and invitation to comment published.
  2. First published.