The White Paper, The Future of Air Transport , published on 16 December 2003, sets out a strategic framework for the development of airport capacity in the United Kingdom over the next 30 years, against the wider context of the air transport sector.

Competition Commission's Market Investigation into the airport services provided by BAA (3 Mb)

DfT response to the Competition Commission's Market Investigation into the airport services provided by BAA.

29 September 2008

Reforming the framework for the economic regulation of airports

The Government has announced its intention to reform the economic regulation of airports.

The Airports Slot Allocation Regulations 2006

The Airports Slot Allocation Regulations 2006 replace the 1993 Regulations of the same name to implement changes to EU Slots law. Sanctions are introduced for the repeated and intentional misuse of airport slots.

Airport charges - an introduction

The European Commission published a draft Directive on Airport Charges on 24 January 2007. The draft Directive proposes to set common principles to be respected by airport operators when they determine the charges to airlines for the use of airport services.

Alternative allocation mechanisms for slots created by new airport capacity (1 Mb)

DotEcon study on alternative mechanisms for allocating new runway capacity at airports. The report contributes to the debate about future efficient use of airport infrastructure but does not represent Government policy.

17 October 2006

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