Arlanda taxi case written off


The Competition Authority will not be pursuing its investigation of the queuing and call-up system for taxis at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, since the Swedish Civil Aviation Administration has decided not to go ahead with its planned changes.

The Swedish CAA announced plans in the autumn of 2009 to introduce a new system for taxis at Terminals 2 and 5. After receiving a number of complaints about the potential effects of such a change, the agency launched an investigation into the possible abuse of a dominant market position by the CAA.

On 23 October 2009, the Competition Authority issued an interim order requiring the CAA to call off its plans, on penalty of a fine. This decision was appealed to the Market Court. On 5 February 2010, the court dismissed the appeal. The CAA subsequently notified the Competition Authority on 16 February that it was abandoning its plans.

The Competition Authority has now decided to write off the case without further investigation.

A similar case concerning the queuing and call-up system for taxis at Bromma Airport in Stockholm was also written off.

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