CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID - NOTION OF STATE AID - AIRPORT CHARGES

Airport charges: The Council of State annuls as constituting unlawful aid, the decision of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Marseille-Provence which set up airport charges advantageous to low cost airlines at Marseille airport (Air France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. EC, 26 July 2011, Air France e.a., n° 329818 (See also, infra, "Public Sector" column, obs. J.-Ph. Kovar) This decision is a further step in the dispute concerning airport charges at Marseille airport between Air France and the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry, holder of the contract for the development, maintenance and operation of Marseille-Provence airport (V. CE, 26 December 2008, Société Air France, No 312426, Concurrences n° 2-2009). The case concerns the airport charges that had been set for the years 2008 and 2009 by the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) for Marseille-Provence airport. In particular, the

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Jacques Derenne, Airport charges: The Council of State annuls as constituting unlawful aid, the decision of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Marseille-Provence which set up airport charges advantageous to low cost airlines at Marseille airport (Air France), 26 July 2011, Concurrences N° 4-2011, Art. N° 40016, pp. 163-164

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