The EU Commission holds that a market operator, unlike a public authority, does not have to treat all customers equally (Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld)

A Market Operator, unlike a Public Authority, Does not Have to Treat all Customers Equally* In managing infrastructure, a public authority acts as a private operator when it seeks a reasonable return on its investment and also takes into account the alternative of not operating the infrastructure. The manager of an infrastructural project may charge different fees to different users to optimise usage and increase revenue. Introduction This article reviews Commission decision 2015/506 concerning Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld. It is a rich decision dealing with a complex infrastructural project. It examines whether the manager of the airports in Berlin acted as a market operator by shifting revenue between airports and by offering discounts and special treatment to certain airlines. The

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