Competition Law and Low-Fares Airlines in Europe

In this article (Paragraph No. 10,501) a forward looking view of the competition law issues is likely to arise in Europe’s low-fare airline sector over the next few years. Detailed descriptions and explanations of possible future trends in competition law, as well as some of the issues likely to be faced by competition regulator, form the heart of this article. Some of the issues discussed include an anticipated reduction in the number of low-fare carriers, consolidation in the low-fare sector, and a change in the number and nature of complaints filed with competition regulators. According to the author, predatory pricing complaints will require a more serious analysis of geographical market definition, given that many low-fare carriers operate from secondary and so-called “out-of-town” airports. Furthermore, the number of complaints is like to increase and their sources could broaden to include competitors in other modes of transportation. The author also envisions a possibility that some low-fare airlines could find themselves allied with certain large flag carriers in objecting to State aid for other, less prosperous airlines.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Aviation Law Institute

    DePaul University College of Law, 25 E Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60604
  • Authors:
    • Power, Vincent J G
  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Transfer Binder 2: 2004-2008
  • Pagination: pp 4131-4139
  • Monograph Title: Issues in Aviation Law and Policy

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 2009 12:09PM