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The OECD holds a roundtable on competition policy and international airport services

Executive summary, by the Secretariat Looking back over the discussion and the country submissions, the following points emerge: (1) Regulatory concern over airports (and therefore of slots) stems from a lack of inter-airport competition at many major cities. Restrictions on inter-airport competition should be eliminated. The provision of air services between any two given cities requires two complementary inputs in fixed proportions - aircraft services (flights) and airport services (including take-offs, landings and ground-handling services). As a result, if there is to be effective competition (in the absence of government intervention) in the market for air transport services, there must be adequate competition in both of these markets [1] For example, if there is limited

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on competition policy and international airport services, 1 June 1997, e-Competitions June 1997, Art. N° 85761

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