The Competition Authority fines the parking concessionaire at Rinas airport with 1.6 million ALL

2022-11-10 17:03:01Biznes SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
Rinas Airport

The Competition Authority closed this week the in-depth investigation procedure in the market of the parking facilities management of the "Mother Teresa" airport and fined the company Star Parking Albania in the amount of 1% of the annual turnover or about 1.6 million ALL.

After verifying the documentation filed by the company Star Parking Albania, the Competition Authority assessed this documentation as incomplete, lacking essential information such as the detailed analysis for the formation of the price of the telepass, copies of the contracts of

related to the entities operating in the passenger transport market as well as for any other entity, for the period January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2021, as well as the relevant explanations for entities whose lease contract was not renewed for the year 2022, making the procedures more difficult investigation.

However, the Competition Authority has assessed that the commitments filed by Star Parking Albania LLC are sufficient to address competition concerns in the market for the management of parking facilities at the "Mother Teresa" Airport (Tirana International Airport), defining these commitments as mandatory, in the form of conditions and obligations.

The company Star Parking Albania must design a methodology for calculating costs for the formation of the price of the telepass and apply cost-oriented tariffs, for enterprises that are equipped with telepass as well as for any other service.

Also, the Star Parking Albania company has been imposed the obligation provided in the law "On the protection of competition not to abuse the dominant position, especially by setting, directly or indirectly, unfair purchase or sale prices or conditions other unfair trade practices; limiting production, markets or technical development; the implementation of unequal conditions for the same commercial actions with the parties, placing them in a competitive disadvantage; establishing conditions for the conclusion of contracts with other parties, so that the latter accept additional obligations, which, by their very nature or according to commercial practices, are not related to the object of the said contracts.

Për përmbushjen e kushteve dhe detyrimeve të përcaktuara në vendim ndërmarrja Star Parking Albania do të monitorohet për një periudhë 1 vjeçare.

Në janar të këtij viti, Autoriteti i Konkurrencës hapi hetim të thelluar ndaj kompanisë Star parking Albania, për shkak të dyshimeve të abuzimit me pozitën dominuese në tregun e menaxhimit të faciliteteve të parkimit të aeroportit “Nënë Tereza” (Tirana International Airport).

Ndërmarrja Star Parking Albania, e ofron këtë shërbim mbështetur në një marrëveshje marrëveshjes ekskluzive që ka lidhur me shoqërinë koncesionare TIA.

Përgjatë procedurave të hetimit paraprak të kryera nga Autoriteti i Konkurrencës u konstatua se ndërmarrja Star Parking, në vitin 2020, ka trefishuar çmimin për tarifat e parkimit, duke e argumentuar me rritjen e shpenzimeve të riparimeve dhe të mirëmbajtjes përgjatë atij viti.

Also, the Competition Authority notes that Star Parking has determined unequal conditions in the lease contracts related to the companies that operate in the bus passenger transport market from Tirana Airport.

The Tirana Airport concession has often been the subject of evaluations by the Competition Authority in the last decade, mainly related to the concession company TIA itself, but also to its contractors, such as AIR BP or, in this case, Star Parking Albania. This institution has reached the conclusion that the fees applied by the concessionaire company and its subcontractors have significantly influenced the increase in the operating costs of the airlines at this airport, Monitor reports.

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