The Italian Competition Authority fines an airport for excessive prices and margin squeeze practices for access to certain airport facilities (Aeroporti di Roma)

Last October the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has closed investigations started in 2006 following complaints received by several freight operators and airlines about the anticompetitive practices of Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) [1]. ADR is the dominant operator at the Rome' airports of Fiumicino and Ciampino by means of a concession that grants it the exclusive right to jointly manage these airports until 2044. The ICA condemned ADR to pay a € 1.668.000 fine for violating Art. 82 EC twice : first, it set excessive airport fees for refuelling and sub-letting office space to freight operators; second, it carried out margin squeeze practices with regard to access to Fiumicino's “Cargo City”. The ICA investigationExcessive pricing First, the ICA set out which methodology to apply to

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Competition Authority fines an airport for excessive prices and margin squeeze practices for access to certain airport facilities (Aeroporti di Roma), 23 October 2008, e-Competitions October 2008, Art. N° 23105

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