Civil Aviation Bill
TO BE MOVED IN
After Clause 65
Insert the following new Clause—
“Directions to airport operators in the interests of national air infrastructure
(1) The CAA may give to any airport operator a direction requiring him (according to the circumstances of the case) to do, or not to do, a particular thing specified in the direction, if the CAA considers it necessary to give such a direction in the interests of modifying competition to ensure sufficient national air infrastructure between hub and regional airports.
(2) The Airports Act 1986 is amended as follows.
(3) In section 34 (matters to be taken into account by CAA), after subsection (3)(a) insert—
“(aa) the need to ensure adequate services between hub and regional airports;”.
(4) In section 82 (general interpretation), after the definition of “functions” insert—
““hub airport” means an airport used as a transfer point for passengers from one flight to another in order to complete a route”.”
Page 64, line 30, at end insert—
“( ) An order under subsection (1) to bring section (Directions to airport operators in the interests of national air infrastructure) into force may not be made while the provisions of that section would be in breach of European Union regulations.”