May 24th, 2024

Competition Bureau to launch market study into airline sector

By The Canadian Press on May 9, 2024.

Canada’s Competition Bureau says it will launch a market study into Canada’s airline sector. It will look into the state of competition in the airline industry and how governments can make improvements. People make their way through Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ont. on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

OTTAWA – Canada’s Competition Bureau says it will begin a market study focused on the Canadian airline sector.

It will look into the state of competition in the airline industry and how governments can make improvements.

In a market study, the bureau examines barriers to competition, such as regulations or policies, within a specific sector.

Melissa Fisher, a deputy commissioner with the bureau, made the announcement while testifying in front of a parliamentary committee studying airline competition in Canada.

She says this will be the first study under new powers the organization gained in December.

It will follow the Competition Bureau’s recent study of the grocery sector.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 9, 2024.

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