The EU General Court dismisses the appeals of airlines fined for forming a cartel and upholds the Commission’s €790M fine (Airfreight cartel)

Cartel on the airfreight market: the General Court rules on actions brought by multiple airlines* On 9 November 2010, the European Commission adopted a decision [1] against multiple undertakings operating on the airfreight market (‘the carriers’) which had participated in a pricing cartel between December 1999 and February 2006, and imposed a fine on those carriers in a total amount of € 790 million. Lufthansa and two of its subsidiaries, which had made an application for immunity application for immunity under the 2002 notice on immunity from fines and reduction of fines in cartel cases, [2] were granted immunity from fines. The Commission found that the carriers had infringed certain provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), the Agreement on the European

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