The EU General Court dismisses appeals by 13 airlines against a readopted decision which imposed fines of €799M for price coordination (Airfreight cartel)

On 30 March 2022, the General Court of the European Union (“General Court”) handed down thirteen separate judgments on appeals brought by airfreight carriers against the Commission’s re-adopted decision in the Airfreight case. Background In November 2010, the European Commission (“Commission”) adopted a decision finding that, between December 1999 and February 2006, several airfreight carriers had engaged in anticompetitive contacts with a view to coordinating their pricing behaviour (“2010 Decision”). According to the Commission, the carriers coordinated their conduct in the imposition of flat-rate fuel surcharges (“FSC”) on all relevant airfreight shipments. The Commission found that, after 2001, this approach was extended to security surcharges (“SSC”) to address the cost of newly

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Victor-Emanuel Ion, The EU General Court dismisses appeals by 13 airlines against a readopted decision which imposed fines of €799M for price coordination (Airfreight cartel), 30 March 2022, e-Competitions August 2022, Art. N° 107738

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