MALAYSIA: MASkargo in the clear over EC cartel charge

The European Commission has terminated proceedings against Malaysia Airlines and its cargo unit for “anti-competitive behaviour”. The carrier said in 2007 that it was served with a “statement of objections” by the Commission for alleged anticompetitive practices in air freight. “The European Commission has terminated proceedings against MAS and MASkargo in relation to its air […]


The European Commission has terminated proceedings against Malaysia Airlines and its cargo unit for “anti-competitive behaviour”. The carrier said in 2007 that it was served with a “statement of objections” by the Commission for alleged anticompetitive practices in air freight. “The European Commission has terminated proceedings against MAS and MASkargo in relation to its air freight investigation under Article 101 of the EU Treaty,” the airline said in a statement. “Neither MAS nor MASkargo has been found to have infringed European competition laws,” it added. “As a result, neither MAS nor MASkargo has been fined by the European Commission. The European Commission has imposed substantial fines totalling 799 million euros on many other airlines.” Charges against Air New Zealand were similarly dropped recently.