AMERICAS: Northwest to pay US$38 million for price fixing

Northwest Airlines has agreed to plead guilty to fixing prices on air cargo shipments and pay a US$38 million criminal fine, the US Department of Justice announced. The US authorities allege that Northwest Airlines Cargo, which is now part of Delta Air Lines, “engaged in a conspiracy to fix the cargo rates for international air […]


Northwest Airlines has agreed to plead guilty to fixing prices on air cargo shipments and pay a US$38 million criminal fine, the US Department of Justice announced. The US authorities allege that Northwest Airlines Cargo, which is now part of Delta Air Lines, “engaged in a conspiracy to fix the cargo rates for international air cargo shipments from at least July 2004 until at least February 2006.” Under the plea agreement, Northwest will cooperate with the department’s ongoing antitrust investigation into other airlines.