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There should be conditions for a merger between SAS and Braathens - claim.

AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

The Norwegian competition authorities will have to set certain conditions if SAS, the Scandinavian airline, gets a monopoly on the domestic routes, it has been claimed.

Per Munkerud, the transport and communications director in the Nordland county municipality, has proposed three conditions that he thinks should be demanded from SAS. Firstly, the full fare tickets should be reduced noticeably in price. Secondly, the number of special offers should remain at least as high as currently and finally, the system with temporary prices has to be improved.

Munkerud has emphasised that there is no point in keeping the fares unchanged for two years, as SAS has promised to do, if they are raised after that period. This is why he wants the competition authorities to set conditions for a merger, reported Nordlandsposten, a Norwegian newspaper.

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