ECTAA files antitrust complaint against IATA

ECTAA - European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association recently filed a complaint against the IATA before the European Commission.  Such complaint is based on the breach of Articles 101 and 102 of the EU Treaty, ECTAA alleged.  “Airlines have entered into direct competition with travel agents on the distribution of air tickets while the [...]

Di |2019-12-19T23:42:59+01:00Maggio 27th, 2019|Categorie: Navigazione e Trasporti|Tag: , , |

The 22nd ratification, recently filed by Turkey, will make the Beijing Convention 2010 on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Relating to International Civil Aviation into force on 1 July 2018

Pursuant to its recent ratification by the Government of Turkey, ICAO has announced that the Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Relating to International Civil Aviation, done in Beijing on 10 September 2010, will enter into force on 1 July. The new international treaty will help to modernize and reinforce the legal framework for [...]

Aircraft Noise Emission Tax: Piemonte Region Decision

On January 1st 2018, it will entered into force the aircraft noise emission tax (IRESA) as provided for by Article 10 of Regional Law 14 April 2017, n. 6 approved by Piemonte Regional Council.  Caselle Airport does not agree and it retorts affirming that, in this way, Turin airport becomes less competitive than neighboring airports [...]

Di |2019-12-19T23:37:20+01:00Novembre 7th, 2017|Categorie: Navigazione e Trasporti|Tag: , , |

Italian Antitrust Authority, Ryanair case:

Flight cancellations, Italian Antitrust Authority opens an investigation on Ryanair for alleged unfair commercial practices. Italian Antitrust Authority has opened an investigation on Ryanair for alleged unfair commercial practices violating the Consumer Code. According to the Authority, the numerous flight cancellations that have already occurred or that will take place in the coming weeks, as [...]

Di |2019-12-19T23:37:20+01:00Settembre 22nd, 2017|Categorie: Navigazione e Trasporti|Tag: , , |

European Court of Justice, Ryanair case: the revenge of fair competition?

Ryanair employment contracts examined by the Court are drafted in English, subject to Irish law, with a jurisdiction clause providing that the Irish courts have jurisdiction. In those contracts, it was stipulated that the work of the employees concerned, as cabin crew, was regarded as being carried out in Ireland given that their duties are [...]

Di |2019-12-19T23:37:20+01:00Settembre 19th, 2017|Categorie: Navigazione e Trasporti|Tag: , , |

European Court of Justice, Bossen case: The fact that the distance covered by a connecting flight is, as a result of the connection, greater than the distance between the departure and arrival airports has no impact on the calculation of compensation

Birgit Bossen and other passengers travelled from Rome to Hamburg via Brussels on a flight operated by Brussels Airlines. As their flight arrived in Hamburg with a delay of 3 hours and 50 minutes, they brought an action against Brussels Airlines, claiming compensation on the basis of the EU regulation on compensation for airline passengers. [...]

Di |2017-09-13T14:46:29+02:00Settembre 12th, 2017|Categorie: Navigazione e Trasporti|Tag: , , |

European Court of Justice opinion, the envisage PNR agreement between EU and Canada may not be concluded in its current form because several of its provisions are incompatible with the fundamental rights recognised by the EU

The EU and Canada negotiated an agreement on the transfer and processing of Passenger Name Record data (PNR agreement) which was signed in 2014. The envisaged agreement permits the systematic and continuous transfer of PNR data of all air passengers to a Canadian authority with a view to that data being used and retained, and [...]

European Court of Justice, Werner Fries case: The age limit of 65 years laid down in EU law for pilots of commercial aircraft transporting passengers, cargo or mail is valid

Mr Werner Fries was employed as a captain by Lufthansa until the end of October 2013 when he had reached the mandatory age limit of 65 years laid down in EU legislation for pilots of commercial aircraft (i.e. Point FCL.065(b) in Annex I to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 of 3 November 2011 laying down [...]

Italian Antitrust Authority, Vueling S.A. case: three unfair trade practices misleading costumers

Vueling S.A. – the Spanish low-cost carrier - has been fined €1 million by the Italian Antitrust Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato) for three unfair trade practices representing a violation of the Italian Consumer Code. In the first practice, Vueling has been considered as misleading customers over the cost of its online [...]

Di |2019-12-19T23:33:02+01:00Luglio 17th, 2017|Categorie: Navigazione e Trasporti|Tag: , , |

European Court of Justice, Air Berlin case: Cancellation fees charged by airline companies may be assessed for unfairness

The German airline company Air Berlin included a term in its general terms and conditions stating that, when a passenger cancels a flight booking at an economy rate or does not take the flight, a flat rate sum is to be charged as a handling fee on the amount due to be reimbursed. The Court [...]

Di |2019-12-19T23:33:02+01:00Luglio 7th, 2017|Categorie: Navigazione e Trasporti|Tag: , , |
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