Australian Competition Tribunal ruled this week that the federal government will retake control of airport pricing after three years of deregulation. The decision stemmed from a dispute brought last year by Virgin Blue against Sydney Airport in which the airline said Sydney favored full-service carriers by basing fees on weight rather than passengers, a policy favored by Qantas. Price negotiations between airports and airlines now must be approved by an arbitrator.

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