The Swedish Competition Authority (”SCA”) brought an action before the Stockholm District Court proposing that a fine of SEK 340,000 is imposed on Swedavia for the alleged abuse of its dominant position under the Swedish Competition Act. Swedavia is a state owned company that owns and operates Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The claim relates to pre-booked taxis where the driver picks up customers from the arrival hall and holds up a sign with the customer's name on it. For a period of time, taxi companies were required to pay a special sign fee of SEK 25 per customer to Swedavia's contractor EuroPark in order to be allowed to offer this service. The Market Court has subsequently issued a verdict which established that this amounts to illegal conduct, and the sign fee has since been removed. In its action regarding the abuse of dominant position, the SCA claims that as only three per cent of the sign fee corresponded to an actual cost, it was insufficiently connected with pre-booked taxi traffic and should be considered unfair and thus amounts to abuse of dominance. The SCA has calculated that approximately 115 000 taxi fares were affected by the sign fee during the nine months it was in use. Source: The Swedish Competition Authority’s Press Release 18/6/2013