Action before reference
The OFT carried out a market study into BAA
Reason for reference
Date of reference: 30 March 2007
The OFT has referred the supply of airport services by BAA in the UK to
the Competition Commission (CC) for further investigation. This decision
comes after public consultation during which over 60 responses were
received from parties including airlines, consumers and other
organisations. Having considered the points made by respondents to the
consultation, the majority of whom supported referral, the OFT is of the
view that the competition concerns it identified prior to the
consultation exercise remain valid and that an investigation by the CC
is now warranted. See OFT882 below for a summary of features which form
the basis for this reference.
Information on the Competition Commission’s BAA airports market investigation is on GOV.UK.