The EU Commission adopts a block exemption regulation concerning consultations on passenger tariffs on scheduled air services and slot allocation at airports

"Commission brings air transport in line with other industries by phasing out the block exemptions that have existed in this sector since 1988"* On 28 September 2006, the Commission adopted Regulation (EC) No 1459/2006 on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to certain categories of agreements and concerted practices concerning consultations on passenger tariffs on scheduled air services and slot allocation at airports [1]. This Regulation is noteworthy in three particular respects. First, it brings an end to a continuum of block exemption regulations that have existed in the airline industry since 1988, i.e.since the Commission has enjoyed the power to implement the competition rules in this sector. Second, it is the first block exemption Regulation in this industry that

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  • European Commission - DG TRADE (Brussels)

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Michal Struk, The EU Commission adopts a block exemption regulation concerning consultations on passenger tariffs on scheduled air services and slot allocation at airports, 28 September 2006, e-Competitions September 2006, Art. N° 35891

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