The Competition Commission of India fines airlines for a cartel regarding fuel surcharge (Jet Airways / InterGlobe Aviation / Spice Jet)

Introduction Continuing with its mandate of preventing any practice which has an appreciable adverse effect on competition (AAEC) in India including crackdowns on cartel, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has, recently, found a case of cartelization in the airline industry segment in relation to certain price imposition by way of overcharging cargo freight in the garb of fuel surcharge. Whilst claims pertaining to anti-competitive agreements especially price parallelism and cartelization have constantly been brought before the CCI in the airline sector since its inception in 2009, this is the first case where cartel has been found by the CCI and a penalty of Rs. 2.58 billion has been imposed on three airline companies. The present article will give an insight into the order

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  • Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (New Delhi)
  • Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (New Delhi)

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Abir Roy, Geetanjali Sharma, The Competition Commission of India fines airlines for a cartel regarding fuel surcharge (Jet Airways / InterGlobe Aviation / Spice Jet), 17 November 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2015, Art. N° 76919

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