Case T- 355/13 easyJet Airline v Commission (rejection of complaint) [Archived]
Case T- 355/13 easyJet Airline v Commission (rejection of complaint) [Archived]

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  • Case T- 355/13 easyJet Airline v Commission (rejection of complaint) [Archived]
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Case facts

Outline Appeal to the General Court seeking annulment of the Commission decision of 3 May 2013 rejecting a complaint brought by easyJet (on 11 January 2011) alleging an infringement of Article 102 TFEU by NV Luchthaven Schiphol in relation to charges which easyJet claims are excessive and discriminatory and an abuse of NV Luchthaven Schiphol's dominant position as operator of Amsterdam-Schipol airport. The complaint was rejected by the Commission on the ground that the Dutch authority had already dealt with the matter and, as a result, that an infringement of competition law was unlikely to be established.

On 21 January 2015, the General Court dismissed easyJet's action for annulment.

This case focuses on the Commission's procedure and discretion for dealing with competition law complaints when national competition authorities within the European Competition Network have already investigated the issues in question.

Parties Applicant: easyJet Airline Co Ltd (easyJet)

Defendant: European Commission

easyJet is a British air carrier that is highly active within the European Union operating,