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Directive article Article 6 1. (b)
Article 7 1.
Article 7 2.
National ID 94/2012. VJ
Country Hungary Decision date 16/09/2013
Common name Decision type Administrative decision, first degree
Court Gazdasági Versenyhivatal (Budapest) Plaintiff(s) Hungarian Competition Authority
Court translation Competition Authority (Budapest) Defendant(s) An international airline company
Subject misleading omissions
Keywords conditional promotionsmaterial informationmisleading advertisingprice reductions

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Headnote

It constitutes a misleading commercial practice to omit to mention material conditions which must be fulfilled to enjoy a trader's offer.

Facts

The defendant published its discount priced plane tickets between July and September 2012 in newsletters, magazines, flyers, and on its own website.

The main message for the consumers was that the HUF 49 and HUF 99 priced tickets were available for all destinations from Budapest.

However, in reality, the discount was only applicable in relation to one or two destinations, and for only one direction.
 

Legal issue

Does it constitute a misleading commercial practice to omit to mention material conditions which must be fulfilled to enjoy a trader's offer? 

Decision

The Authority established that the defendant violated the law by publishing misleading information in its advertisements, suggesting that the reduced priced tickets were available in all destinations of the defendant taking off from Budapest.

  URL Decision Decision full text
EN N/A
HU http://www.gvh.hu/domain2/files/modules/module25/2428105079E59E300.pdf

Result

The Competition Authority imposed a fine of HUF 10,000,000 (approx. EUR 33,000) on the defendant.

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