The Italian Council of State partially confirms the Competition Authority’s fines imposed on an online travel agency for unfair commercial practices (Flygo)

FlyGo is a company active in the online travel agency sector that operates through different websites including www.fly-go.it. In 2016, following a report from Ryanair, Wizzair and the Consumers Union, the AGCM investigated FlyGo's business practices. The case is very significant, because it allows to deepen the theme of e-commerce and the relationship between comparator portals and airlines. AGCM investigated three FlyGo’s commercial practices: By using the paid positioning service of advertisements on the search results pages of the Google search engine (AdWords), FlyGo would have used the names "Ryanair" and "Wizzair" (corresponding to distinctive

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  • Luiss Guido Carli University (Rome)
  • Luiss Guido Carli University (Rome)
  • Luiss Guido Carli University (Rome)

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Umberto Monarca, Ernesto Cassetta, Cesare Pozzi, The Italian Council of State partially confirms the Competition Authority’s fines imposed on an online travel agency for unfair commercial practices (Flygo), 3 December 2016, e-Competitions October 2016, Art. N° 98809

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