Korean Airlines drawn into Oz class action suit

Korean Airlines drawn into Oz class action suit


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Korean Airlines has been dragged into a long-running class action suit over price fixing in the air cargo market, thanks to the other alleged participants, including Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific. The Australian Federal Court has allowed two members of the alleged cartel, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific, to add Korean Airlines as a cross-respondent.

 

The court said the airlines wanted to add Korean Airlines because earlier this month its counsel told the court it had struck an in-principle agreement with the competition watchdog.

In addition to Qantas, the lawsuit names Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air New Zealand, Japan Airlines and British Airways.