ACSA fined R20 million for attempted price fixing

MARCH 30, 2015

The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has agreed to pay a fine of about R20 million after it admitted to be involved in price fixing for airport parking bays supplied to car hire companies.

This follows the uncovering of collusion and anti-competitive practices at an alarming rate between ACSA and Gautrain by the Competition Commission South Africa. 

The investigation focused on the supply of parking bays to car hire companies at OR Tambo International Airport and the Sandton Gautrain station.

According to media reports, Bombela Consortium which owns Gautrain had requested ACSA to provide it with rates that ACSA  charges car hire companies at OR Tambo International Airport.

ACSA then provided the rates to Gautrain.

The commission says the price-fixing agreement was never acted on because Bombela never entered the market.

ACSA has been penalised for attempted price-fixing.