Official Journal of the European Union

C 53/32

Judgment of the General Court of 16 December 2020 — American Airlines v Commission

(Case T-430/18) (1)

(Competition - Concentrations - Air transport market - Decision declaring a concentration compatible with the internal market and the EEA Agreement - Commitments - Decision granting Grandfathering rights - Error of law - Concept of appropriate use)

(2021/C 53/42)

Language of the case: English


Applicant: American Airlines, Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas, United States) (represented by: J.-P. Poitras, Solicitor, J. Ruiz Calzado and J. Wileur, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: T. Franchoo, H. Leupold and L. Wildpanner, acting as Agents)

Intervener in support of the defendant: Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Wilmington, Delaware (United States) (represented by: M. Demetriou, QC, C. Angeli and I. Giles, lawyers)


Application under Article 263 TFEU for annulment of Commission Decision C(2018) 2788 final of 30 April 2018 granting Grandfathering rights to Delta Air Lines (Case M.6607 — US Airways/American Airlines).

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the action;


Orders American Airlines, Inc. to bear its own costs and pay those incurred by the European Commission;


Orders Delta Air Lines, Inc. to bear its own costs.

(1)  OJ C 319, 10.9.2018.