Decision ID: 001272

In October 2001 the 1992 Fund Executive Committee considered a claim by the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industry of Morbihan, which operated the airport of Lorient Lann Bihoué, for reduction in revenue from airport taxes in 2000. It was noted that the tax was levied per passenger and that it had been maintained that there had been a reduction in passengers during 2000 compared to 1999. The Committee decided to reject the claim on the grounds that historical records had shown that the number of passengers using the airport varied by over 5% per year, compared to a decrease of 3% from 1999 to 2000, and that Lorient airport was a domestic airport for which tourist passengers were of limited importance.

Date: 30.09.2001
Category: Pure economic loss (tourism)
Subjects: Admissibility criteria, Specific claims considered by the governing bodies