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Stansted Airport "operated against the public interest” – Competition Commission


The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published the Competition Commission’s (CC) report on the price controls for BAA-operated London Stansted International Airport between 2009 and 2014. Amongst the recommendations is an increase in the maximum airport charges to GBP6.56 per passenger in 2009/10 and GBP7.05 pp in 2013/14. The CC also found that Stansted “pursued a course of conduct…against the public interest in respect of information supplied to airline customers, consultation about strategic development and quality of service issues. [1304 words]

Unlock the following content in this report:


  • Price increase surprising in view of economic downturn
  • Regulatory Asset Base price controls to be retained
  • Mainly handles aircraft in the 130-200 seat range
  • CC Report Confirms Need to Break-up BAA Monopoly - Ryanair
  • Stansted currently outperforming other BAA London airports but all with negative growth

Graphs and data:

  • BAA and Stansted Airport passenger number growth: Oct-07 to Sep-08
  • BAA and major UK airports passenger number growth: Oct-07 to Sep-08
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