Conduct in the transport sector (facilities at airports) (Heathrow Airport and Arora) [Archived]
Conduct in the transport sector (facilities at airports) (Heathrow Airport and Arora) [Archived]

The following Competition practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Conduct in the transport sector (facilities at airports) (Heathrow Airport and Arora) [Archived]
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  • Commentary

CASE HUB

ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 25 October 2018; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

OutlineCMA Chapter I investigation into restrictions on car parking prices in a lease for a hotel between Heathrow Airport and Arora.

Latest developmentsOn 25 October 2018, the CMA issued its infringement decision. The CMA has imposed a fine of £1.6m on Heathrow Airport Limited (and its parent Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited) (including a 20% reduction for settling); Heathrow T5 Limited (and its parent Arora Holdings Limited) has not be fined after being awarded immunity.

The CMA has also sent warning letters to other airports and hotel operators warning against similar anti-competitive agreements. The CAA, which assisted the CMA in its investigation, has also issued an open letter to airport operators and other relevant parties.

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