The Italian Competition Authority challenges anticompetitive measures in the Italian slots allocation tender process (Rotte Italia / Israele)

Following the Opinion S2138 of January, 30, 2015 (not yet published), the ICA is going to challenge in Court the Italian Civil Aviation Agency (ENAC) method of allocating air traffic rights from Italy to Israel due to hamper of competition and favor of the dominant player [1]. The outcome may change the whole regulatory framework and open sky competition in routes from Italy to extra EU countries. Moreover, the ICA is signaling its determination to use its enforcement power to challenge general administrative measures that distort competition and raise barriers to entry in key markets thanks to Art. 21bis of law 287/90). Background of the case : 1) The regulatory framework In the highly profitable passenger route Rome/Tel Aviv there had been 28 slots operated by Alitalia (26) and

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  • Macchi di Cellere Gangemi (Rome)

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Simone Gambuto, The Italian Competition Authority challenges anticompetitive measures in the Italian slots allocation tender process (Rotte Italia / Israele), 30 January 2015, e-Competitions Notion of dominance, Art. N° 73063

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