Air Freight (AT.39258) [Archived]
Air Freight (AT.39258) [Archived]

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CASE HUB (appeals lodged at the General Court in Cases T- 67/11 (Martinair), T-63/11 (Air France), T- 62/11 (Air France-KLM), T- 56/11 (SAS Cargo), T- 48/11 (BA), T- 46/11 (Deutsche Lufthansa), T- 43/11 (Singapore Airlines), T- 40/11 (LAN Airlines), T- 39/11 (Cargolux), T- 36/11 (Japan Airlines), T- 28/11 (Koninklijke) and T- 9/1 (Air Canada))

ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the re-adopted decision of 17 March 2017; it is no longer maintained.

Case facts

Outline European Commission Article 101 TFEU investigation into a price fixing cartel in global air freight markets (AT.39258).

Latest development On 17 March 2017, the European Commission re-adopted its infringement decision against 11 airline groups, imposing total fines exceeding €776m.

The fines imposed are as follows:
• Air Canada—€21,037,000, including a 15% reduction for leniency
• Air France—€182,920,000, including a 20% reduction for leniency
• KLM—€127,160,000, including a 20% reduction for leniency
• British Airways—€104,040,000, including a 10% reduction for leniency
• Cargolux—€79,900,000, including a 15% reduction for leniency
• Cathay Pacific Airlines—€57,120,000, including a 20% reduction for leniency
• Japan Airlines—€35,700,000, including a 25% reduction for leniency
• LAN Chile—€8,220,000, including a 20% reduction for leniency