Information relating to the CAA's price control reviews of airports
The CAA has powers under the Civil Aviation Act 2012 for the economic regulation of operators of airports in the UK that pass a market power test. Airports that pass the test will require an economic licence from 1 April 2014.
The CAA is currently assessing whether Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted pass the test and, if so, the conditions of their licences.
Since the CAA started price regulating airports in 1986, it has completed five reviews and is currently carrying out a sixth (Q6).
The CAA's work on the current review including price control and other licence conditions is below.
Consultant reports have also been commissioned, both by the CAA, and by airports and other stakeholders.
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On 3 October the CAA published for consultation its initial proposals for the economic regulation of Heathrow and Gatwick.
Below is a recording of an investor call that explains the CAA's Q6 final proposals.
On 30 April 2013 the CAA published for consultation its initial proposals for the economic regulation of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.
The closing date for the consultations on the initial proposals is 25 June 2013. More details on how to respond to the consultations are available on the following pages: Heathrow consultation, Gatwick consultation, Stansted consultation.
Policy update - the CAA's developing views for the most appropriate regulatory arrangements from April 2014
Setting the scene -
how the CAA sought views on the key issues for its reviews of the regulation of these airports from April 2014.
Previous price control reviews for Q5 and Q4