The Maltese Commission for Fair Trading finds that the national airline’s decision to reduce the commission payable to travel agents for flight bookings does not fall foul of the rules of fair competition (Federation of Associations of Travel and Tourism Agents / Air Malta)

In terms of Article 13A of Maltese Competition Act (Chapter 379 of Laws of Malta, hereinafter referred to as ‘MCA'), the Director of the Office for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Director') requested the Commission for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Commission') to review its decision that Air Malta plc's decision to develop internet facilities for the direct and easy sale of air travel tickets, and simultaneously to reduce the commission payable to travel agents for flight bookings did not fall foul of competition law. Original Complaint In its original complaint to the Director, the Federation of Associations of Travel and Tourism Agents (FATTA) alleged that Air Malta plc had concluded anti-competitive agreements and abused its dominant position when it

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Phyllis Aquilina, The Maltese Commission for Fair Trading finds that the national airline’s decision to reduce the commission payable to travel agents for flight bookings does not fall foul of the rules of fair competition (Federation of Associations of Travel and Tourism Agents / Air Malta), 19 October 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2009, Art. N° 32458

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