Q6 Price Control Review of Gatwick Airport

Information about the CAA's economic regulation work

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


Final proposals


Initial proposals 

Constructive engagement 

Q6 stakeholder workshop: Gatwick 6 March 2012

We sought views from the airport and airlines on our emerging thinking relating to key issues.

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