Consumer watchdog puts another airline in the crosshairs for collusion

first_imgKorean Air has become the latest airlines targeted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for collusion in the air cargo industry.Korean Air has become the 12th carrier investigated by the ACCC, and it’s not yet known whether or not the carrier will fight the charges which allege that between 2001 and 2006, the carrier entered into arrangements which “had the purpose or effect of fixing the price of a fuel surcharge, a security surcharge and a customs fee”.Similar allegations from the Department of Justice in the United States were not fought by the Korean Flag carrier, and subsequent fines of US$300 million were levied against the airline.In Australia, the ACCC has ordered some AU$41 million against carriers including Qantas, British Airways and Air France-KLM.Currently Singapore Airlines Cargo, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Garuda Indonesia, and Thai Airways are fighting their charges in separate court cases.e-Travel Blackboard understands that the investigations are still not yet over and other airlines could still be implicated in the Australian investigations.Long-spanning, these investigations are currently being examined all around the world and have been taking place by different consumer watchdogs since mid-2006. <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.Xlast_img

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