EU Approves Common Charge System For Airports

Law360, New York (October 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Members of the European Parliament have approved a directive to levy a common charge system on major airports throughout the European Union that would streamline operating costs and ensure fair and transparent competition among community airports.

The European Parliament on Thursday agreed to an amended version of the directive, which would “prevent individual airports abusing a dominant position on the market,” according to a statement from the Parliament's news service.

The directive is an attempt to bring some regulation to the airport industry, which has faced...
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