EUROPE & CIS: Air France, KLM admit to price fixing in Canada

Air France and KLM again face potential multimillion-dollar fines after admitting they both participated in a conspiracy to set surcharges on cargo flown out of Canada. In documents filed in the Federal Court of Canada recently, the airlines admitted they breached competition rules by conspiring with other airlines to apply fuel and other surcharges on […]


Air France breached competition rules conspiracy KLM Martinair Holland price fixing


Air France and KLM again face potential multimillion-dollar fines after admitting they both participated in a conspiracy to set surcharges on cargo flown out of Canada. In documents filed in the Federal Court of Canada recently, the airlines admitted they breached competition rules by conspiring with other airlines to apply fuel and other surcharges on cargo shipments between 2002 and 2006. Also filed in court was a third statement by KLM subsidiary Martinair Holland N.V., containing similar admissions but which has not been signed by the airline. The Canadian court action follows that in the US, European Union and Australia over cargo price fixing.