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Aviation: Standards

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department’s practice is with regard to the monitoring of (a) seat availability, (b) pricing and (c) competitive behaviour of individual airlines. (250655)

None. A European airline which meets the necessary safety and financial fitness requirements may operate without Government oversight of its seat availability or prices. In the European Union, airlines are of course subject to competition law as overseen by the competition authorities.