15 July 2019


Judgments

Competition Commission of India

Airline Operators Committee v. Delhi International Airport Pvt. Ltd.

MANU/CO/0102/2015

17.11.2015

MRTP/ Competition Laws

DIAL’s hundred per cent fee increase not an abuse of dominant position

Delhi International Airport Pvt. Ltd. was given reprieve from proceedings for unfair and discriminatory increases in airport floor rental charges. DIAL, a company operating and managing the Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi, was alleged to have increased office space rental used by some airlines by up to 100 per cent, and having done so in a manner discriminating between airlines. The Commission noted that the agreement between airlines and the concessionaire did not stipulate only a nominal 7.5 per cent yearly increase in rent. Further, DIAL’s actions have brought the License Fee per square meter of terminal space for all airlines to the same amount.

Relevant

Section 4 Competition Act, 2002 Act

Tags : Competition airport fee equilibrium dominant position

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