Koltsovo airport fined by Antimonopoly Service

Sverdlovsk Region’s division of the Federal Antimonopoly Service made Koltsovo airport of Yekaterinburg pay a fine of 13,041,093 RUR for administrative offenses.

The Service declared on December 4, 2007 that the airport, as well as RusAviaJet and Aviaprad, violated the federal law on the protection of competition (Article 11, Part 1, points 3 and 6). The offense consisted in the three parties’ collusion, so the Service insisted that this violation must be removed.

The companies in question agreed that some mineral and oil products would be stored by them in July 2006-November 2007; as a result, prices for one and the same kind of jet fuel began to differ for a number of air carriers, and Aviaprad was thus unfairly favored on the market.

Having looked into the case, the Federal Antimonopoly Service did not allow the companies to renew their agreements, while Koltsovo airport had to face administrative liability.

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