The U.K.’s Competition & Markets Authority ruled against Sabre’s acquisition of Farelogix on Thursday, a few days day after Sabre was victorious in the lawsuit brought against it by the Department of Justice.

In its final report on the proposed acquisition, the U.K.’s competition authority said the acquisition would result in lessened competition in the supply of merchandising solutions to airlines, which would result in “reduced customer choice, fewer new features and upgrades being released more slowly.” 

The authority also said the acquisition would reduce competition between Sabre and other travel distribution technology companies, resulting in higher prices.

“We are disappointed by the CMA’s findings, particularly in light of the U.S. federal court’s ruling, which found that Sabre’s acquisition of Farelogix is not anticompetitive and should not be prohibited,” Sabre said in a statement. “We are reviewing the CMA’s findings and will carefully consider our options.”

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