AMERICAS: US regional cargo carrier charged with price fixing

The US Justice Department has charged a Miami-based air cargo company and several executives with conspiring to fix prices on shipments from Colombia, including fresh flowers during key holidays. Prosecutors said that Florida West International Airways Inc. was charged with price-fixing in violation of US federal antitrust laws around surcharges during peak seasons such as […]


The US Justice Department has charged a Miami-based air cargo company and several executives with conspiring to fix prices on shipments from Colombia, including fresh flowers during key holidays. Prosecutors said that Florida West International Airways Inc. was charged with price-fixing in violation of US federal antitrust laws around surcharges during peak seasons such as Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day, as well as fuel and security costs. A former Florida West executive and two employees of a Colombia competitor were also charged. They could each get 10 years in prison if convicted.