Judgment of the Court of First Instance (Fifth Chamber, extended composition) of 6 June 2002.

Airtours plc v Commission of the European Communities.

Competition - Regulation (EEC) No 4064/89 - Decision declaring a concentration to be incompatible with the common market - Application for annulment - Relevant market - Collective dominant position - Proof.

Case T-342/99.


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Order (OJ)
24/09/2004 Airtours v Commission
Judgment (OJ)
10/08/2002 Airtours v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2002:146
06/06/2002 Airtours v Commission
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2002:146
06/06/2002 Airtours v Commission
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Reports of Cases

2002 II-02585

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Operative part

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 02/12/1999

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

06/06/2002


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 79 from 18.03.2000, p.31

Judgment: OJ C 191 from 10.08.2002, p.24

Name of the parties

Airtours v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Vilmart, Christine: La remise en cause par le Tribunal de première instance des Communautés européennes de la notion de position dominante collective. L'affaire Air Tours - First Choice / Commission (TPICE, 6 juin 2002), La Semaine juridique - entreprise et affaires 2002 p.1209-1213 (FR)
  2. Arhel, Pierre: Petites affiches. La Loi / Le Quotidien juridique 2002 nº 148 p.27-29 (FR)
  3. Thouvenin, Jean-Marc: L'arrêt Airtours du 6 juin 2002: L'irruption du juge dans le contrôle des concentrations entre entreprises, Revue du marché commun et de l'Union européenne 2002 p.482-485 (FR)
  4. Müller-Tautphaeus, Ken: Erstmalige Aufhebung eines Fusionsverbots durch das EuG, European Law Reporter 2002 p.329-330 (DE)
  5. Bartosch, Andreas: Welche Dimension hat das "Neue" im Airtours-Urteil des EuG?, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2002 p.645-649 (DE)
  6. Feddersen, Christoph ; O'Donoghue, Robert: Europarecht 2002 p.740-749 (DE)
  7. Kloosterhuis, E.J.: Markt & Mededinging 2002 p.269-271 (NL)
  8. Landes, V.: Airtours; de weerbarstige problematiek van de collectieve machtspositie, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 2002 p.277-282 (NL)
  9. Colangelo, Giuseppe: Il caso Airtours, Mercato concorrenza regole 2002 p.491-494 (IT)
  10. Overd, Alan: After the Airtours Appeal, European Competition Law Review 2002 p.375-377 (EN)
  11. Haupt, Heiko: Collective Dominance Under Article 82 E.C. and E.C. Merger Control in the light of the Airtours Judgment, European Competition Law Review 2002 p.434-444 (EN)
  12. Stroux, Sigrid: Collective dominance under the Merger Regulation: a serious evidentiary reprimand for the Commission, European Law Review 2002 p.736-746 (EN)
  13. Nygren, Marie ; Nilsson, Mats: Förstainstansrättens dom i airtours-målet - betyder kollektiv dominans tyst samordning?, Europarättslig tidskrift 2002 p.539-566 (SV)
  14. Höhn, Christine: Kollektive Marktbeherrschung vor und nach der Airtours-Entscheidung des EuG, Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft 2003 p.63-69 (DE)
  15. Colangelo, G.: Il Foro italiano 2003 IV Col.35-37 (IT)
  16. Mok, M.R.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2003 nº 123 (NL)
  17. Schohe, Gerrit ; Zurkinden, Philipp: Gemeinschaftsrechtliche und schweizerische Anmerkungen zum Airtours-Urteil des Europäischen Gerichts erster Instanz, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2003 p.2-13 (DE)
  18. O'Donoghue, Robert ; Feddersen, Christoph: Common Market Law Review 2003 p.1171-1185 (EN)
  19. Roussos, Antonios Emm.: Epitheorisis tou Emporikou Dikaiou 2003 p.189-193 (EL)
  20. Bartosch, Andreas: Gehorsam oder Widerstand, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb 2003 p.574-585 (DE)
  21. Nikpay, Ali ; Houwen, Fred: Tour de France or a Little Local Turbulence? A Heretical View on the Airtours Judgment, European Competition Law Review 2003 p.193-202 (EN)
  22. Spink, Paul ; Ong, Chin-Aun: Lessons in Litigation: Collective Dominance and Merger Control - Airtours Plc v Commission of the European Communities, The Juridical Review 2003 p.163-184 (EN)
  23. Capuano, Valeria: Posizione dominante collettiva e oneri probatori della Commissione: il caso Airtours, Il diritto dell'Unione Europea 2003 p.481-496 (IT)
  24. Langer, Jurian: The Airtours Judgment: A Welcome Lecture on Oligopolies, Economics and Joint Dominance, The Columbia Journal of European Law 2003 Vol.10 p.105-117 (EN)
  25. Schwalbe, Ulrich: Die Airtours/First Choice Entscheidung. Ökonomische Grundlagen und wettbewerbspolitische Konsequenzen, FIW-Schriftenreihe ; Schwerpunkte des Kartellrechts 2002 2003 Heft 196 p.17-32 (DE)
  26. Kosmidi, Nikou: O elenchos tou oligopoliou sto koinotiko dikaio sygkentroseon epicheiriseon ypo to fos tis apofasis Airtours kai tou neou Kanonismou Sygkentroseon, Dikaio Epicheiriseon & Etairion 2004 p.157-168 (EL)
  27. Skoczny, Tadeusz: Koncentracja przedsiębiorstw - ocena zgodności ze wspólnym rynkiem - glosa do wyroku Sądu Pierwszej Instancji z 6.06.2002 r. (T-342/99), Europejski Przegląd Sądowy 2005 Vol.3 p.37-43 (PL)
  28. Zimmer, Daniel: Daniel Zimmer über Airtours: Fehlender Nachweis der Begründung einer kollektiven marktbeherrschenden Stellung : EuGH, Urteil vom 06.06.2002, T-342/99, Airtours/Kommission, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb 2021 p. 455‑457 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices
  • - Concentrations between undertakings

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : application granted

Formation of the Court

cinquième chambre élargie (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

García-Valdecasas

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

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