The Swedish Market Court upholds the Competition Authority’s interim order to prohibit a state-owned airport operator to implement a planned reallocation of the queuing system for taxis at Arlanda airport as the planned system would have amounted to an abuse of a dominant position (Luftfartsverket)

Background Luftfartsverket (“LFV”) is a state-owned company that operates Swedish public airports. In the autumn of 2009, LFV announced that it planned to implement a new queuing system for taxis at Terminals 2 and 5 at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Subsequent to LFV's announcement, several smaller taxi companies complained to the Swedish Competition Authority (“SCA”) against the planned changes, claiming that the new system was discriminatory and that it would only benefit the larger taxi companies. Following these complaints the SCA opened an investigation concerning a possible abuse of a dominant position under Chapter 2 Article 7 of the Swedish Competition Act (the national equivalent of Article 102 TFEU). LFV's proposed new queuing

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Carl Wetter, Helena Höök, Emil Fahlén Godö, The Swedish Market Court upholds the Competition Authority’s interim order to prohibit a state-owned airport operator to implement a planned reallocation of the queuing system for taxis at Arlanda airport as the planned system would have amounted to an abuse of a dominant position (Luftfartsverket), 5 February 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2010, Art. N° 32043

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