CAA response to review of airport economic regulation

CAA submission (35 pages, PDF) to the Government on the system of economic regulation of airports in the UK.

The document includes:

3.15 In summary, the CAA considers that airports can, and do, compete, and that there is no a priori reason why [South East England] airports could not also compete, albeit that this competition will reflect the particular circumstances of this market, including the availability of airspace and suitable land for airport expansion. However, in advance of the outcome of the [Competition Commission's] market investigation, it would be premature to assess whether — as a result — it would be possible for reliance to be placed on competition and competition law, rather than on economic regulation.

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Filed under CAA, Price controls, Public transport.

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