On 22 November 2006, the Latvian Competition Council (hereinafter “the Council”) ruled that Riga International Airport (hereinafter “the Airport”) infringed article 82 of the EC Treaty (hereinafter “ECT”) by applying the regulation n° 3 (hereinafter “the regulation”) adopted on 23 July 2004 by the Aviation Department of the Ministry of Transport of Latvia (hereinafter “the Ministry”). This regulation imposed different tax discounts on air navigation services at Riga's Airport. In effect, the Council ruled that this scheme generated significant differences in costs for competing airlines and unequal opportunities for launching new and competing routes. Facts On 29 October 2004, the Council received a complaint lodged by six airlines (“Austrian Airlines”, “Czech Airlines”, “Finnair”, “British
The Latvian Competition Authority rules that Riga’s International Airport has infringed Art. 82 EC by imposing different tax discounts on air navigation services (Riga Airport)
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