The EU Court of Justice declares that an entrepreneur managing airports in Paris abused its dominance by applying discriminatory rates of charges for the use of the airport infrastructure to a company rendering catering services on behalf of airlines (Aéroports de Paris)

Case T-128/98 Aéroports de Paris v Commission of the European Communities* 1. Regulation No 3975/87 laying down the procedure for the application of the rules on competition to undertakings in the air transport sector, which is specific in nature, applies only to activities directly relating to the supply of air transport services. Activities that do not directly relate to such services fall within the scope of Regulation No 17, which is general in nature. In that regard, airport management activities which do not consist in providing groundhandling services but are situated in the market upstream of that activity, namely the provision to suppliers of groundhandling services

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