On this page we publish all relevant documents relating to the market power assessments for Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.
The CAA has powers under the Civil Aviation Act 2012 to license airport operators that pass a market power test.
This test consists of three parts:
Starting in May 2011, the CAA undertook market power assessments of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports. In January 2014, the CAA published its findings that Heathrow and Gatwick met the market power tests. The CAA found that Stansted did not meet the tests for services to passenger airlines at the airport. In March 2014, the CAA found that Stansted did not meet the tests for services to cargo airlines at the airport.
The CAA's market power determinations for Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted are below:
Completing two market power determinations for Stansted Airport - letter to stakeholders (December 2013) - response from Manchester Airport Group - the CAA received a response from FedEx that was confidential
Individual documents of the CAA's Initial Views on airport market power - February 2012
Responses to Initial views
To prepare for this work, the CAA previously developed guidance on how the CAA expects to undertake such market power assessments in the airport sector
Initial call for evidence
Stakeholder seminar - 15 November 2011
Frontier Economic report commissioned by Easyjet - 17 November 2011
David Starkie response to the Frontier Economic presentation - 12 December 2011
Gatwick Airport response to the CRA report December 2013
The CAA has received a report it commissioned from York Aviation/CTAIRA on the "Strategic Importance of London to Airlines" - 14 October 2013
Gatwick Airport response the York Aviation/CTAIRA report November 2013
The CAA's calculation model underlying its illustration of LRIC in the context of the Stansted Q5 price control review - "Price control review - consultation on the framework and options for the economic regulation of Stansted Airport" January 2008, Table 10-1 - April 2011