This page contains records of our reviews of the price controls at Heathrow and Gatwick airports
We have powers under the Civil Aviation Act 2012 for the economic regulation of operators of airports in the UK that pass a market power test. In January 2014, we published our findings that Heathrow and Gatwick met the market power test. We found that Stansted did not meet the test for services to either passenger and cargo airlines.
Further information on our market power assessments is on the following page:
Since we started price regulating airports in 1986, we have completed six five-yearly (quinquennial) reviews. The latest review (for Q6) started in June 2011 and was completed in February 2014. Q6 started on 1 April 2014 for both Heathrow and Gatwick, and will run until 31 December 2018 for Heathrow and until 31 March 2021 for Gatwick. Our work on the current review including price control and other licence conditions is below.
Consultant reports were commissioned by us, airports and other stakeholders during the review.
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On 10 January 2014 we published for consultation draft licences for the economic regulation of Heathrow and Gatwick.
On 3 October 2013 we published for consultation our final proposals for the economic regulation of Heathrow and Gatwick.
On 30 April 2013 we CAA published for consultation our initial proposals for the economic regulation of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.
Policy update - our developing views for the most appropriate regulatory arrangements from April 2014
Setting the scene -
how we sought views on the key issues for the reviews of the regulation of the airports from April 2014.
Previous price control reviews