CASE COMMENTS : STATE AID – ECONOMIC ACTIVITY – CONSTRUCTION OF AIRPORT INFRASTRUCTURE – OBLIGATION TO STATE REASONS

Economic activity – Construction of airport infrastructure: The General Court rules that regional airport operators have to subsidize by their own resources the costs of the infrastructures which are the basis of their economic activity (Mitteldeutsche Flughafen, Flughafen Leipzig-Halle)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Trib. UE, 24 March 2011, Freistaat Sachsen and Land Sachsen-Anhalt v Commission, Case T-443/08, Mitteldeutsche Flughafen and Flughafen Leipzig-Halle v Commission, Case T-455/08 The question of financing airport infrastructure brought before the Court of Justice for the first time The question of the application of the rules on State aid to the construction itself and to the financing of airport infrastructure (and to the financing of transport infrastructure in general) had never been examined by the Court of Justice, even though there is much debate on the matter, which has now been well established in the case law (ECJ, 24 October 2002, ADP v

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Jean-Yves Chérot, Economic activity – Construction of airport infrastructure: The General Court rules that regional airport operators have to subsidize by their own resources the costs of the infrastructures which are the basis of their economic activity (Mitteldeutsche Flughafen, Flughafen Leipzig-Halle), 24 March 2011, Concurrences N° 2-2011, Art. N° 35876, pp. 172-176

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