We have powers under the Civil Aviation Act 2012 to license airport operators that pass a market power test.
This test consists of three parts:
- A – that the airport operator has, or is likely to acquire, substantial market power in a market, either alone or taken with other such persons as we consider appropriate;
- B – that competition law does not provide sufficient protection against the risk that the airport operator may engage in conduct that results in an abuse of the substantial market power; and
- C – that, for users of air transport services, the benefits of regulating the airport operator by means of a licence are likely to outweigh the adverse effects.
In January 2014 we published the finding of our market power assessment of Gatwick. More information about our market power assessment of Gatwick is on the following page market power assessments.
Below are documents relating to our review of the appropriate form of regulation and licence for Gatwick.
Notice granting the licence
Notice of proposed licence
- CAA's top down benchmarking data for final proposals (October 2013)
- Estimating the cost of capital: a technical appendix to the CAA's final proposals for economic regulation of Heathrow and Gatwick after April 2014 (October 2013)
- ACC's response to GAL's view on the impact of Flybe slot purchase by easyJet (September 2013)
- Gatwick Airport's views on the impact of Flybe slot purchase by easyJet (September 2013
- 20 September final commitments proposals by Gatwick Airport Limited (September 2013)
- Correspondence between CAA, Gatwick Airport and Gatwick ACC on Pier 6 South developments (September 2013 - correspondence, Working Group shared data
- Gatwick's final contracts and commitments proposal (August 2013) responses: British Airways, Virgin - Gatwick's draft Conditions of Use
- Letter to Gatwick Airport and airlines on service quality & capex consultation (July 2013) - joint response
- CAA Board meeting with Gatwick Airport and Airline representatives (17 July 2013)
- Proposed licence conditions under section 18 of the Civil Aviation Act 2012 in relation to price commitments (July 2013) responses: Gatwick Airport,annex to Gatwick Airport, Gatwick ACC, British Airways, Virgin, Ryanair
- Letter to stakeholders: including draft price control condition, draft service quality rebates & bonuses condition, & consultation on draft penalties policy (May 2013) responses to draft penalties policy
Q6 stakeholder workshop: Gatwick 6 March 2012
We sought views from the airport and airlines on our emerging thinking relating to key issues.