The Australian Federal Court imposes fines on a travel agency for repeatedly attempting to enter into anti-competitive arrangements with three international airlines (Flight Centre)

$11 million penalties imposed on Flight Centre* The Federal Court has today made declarations and ordered that Flight Centre pay penalties totalling $11 million for repeatedly attempting to enter into anti-competitive arrangements with three international airlines [1] to eliminate differences in the international air fares offered to customers, in proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. In a judgment handed down on 6 December 2013, the Court found that Flight Centre competed with international airlines for the retail or distribution margin on the sale of international air fares and that, between 2005

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Australian Competition Authority, The Australian Federal Court imposes fines on a travel agency for repeatedly attempting to enter into anti-competitive arrangements with three international airlines (Flight Centre), 28 March 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2014, Art. N° 65025

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