The Italian Competition Authority imposes a fine for abuse of dominance to one of the most important undertakings in the aviation industry in Italy (SEA – Società Esercizi Areoportuali)

On the 25th of March 2015 the Italian Competition Authority (the “Authority”) fined SEA – Società Esercizi Areoportuali S.p.A. (“SEA”) for abuse of dominant position due to anticompetitive conducts that were carried out against Cedicor Sociedad Anonima (“Cedicor”) within the context of a public selection procedure. This case confirms that also potential restrains on competition could have a substantial anticompetitive effect against the market and new participants. Background In Italy, SEA is the sole operator for the aviation (i.e. management and maintenance of the infrastructures, as well as handling services) and non-aviation activities (i.e. commercial services and real estate) in relation to the airports of Milano Linate (and Milano Malpensa) by virtue of a management convention [1]

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  • University of London - School of Economics Birkbeck College

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Daniele D'Alvia, The Italian Competition Authority imposes a fine for abuse of dominance to one of the most important undertakings in the aviation industry in Italy (SEA – Società Esercizi Areoportuali), 25 mars 2015, Bulletin e-Competitions March 2015, Art. N° 73062

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