The German Competition Authority accepts commitments offered by a German airline concerning its contracts with business clients and the collection of sensitive client information which might be anti-competitive (Lufthansa)

The commitments decision concerns the Federal Cartel Office’s (FCO) proceedings against Lufthansa‘s contracts with business clients and the collection of sensitive client information which might be anti-competitive. Background The FCO commenced proceedings against Lufthansa in September 2009, after receiving complaints by business clients about certain clauses in their contracts with the airline. Lufthansa is one of the largest airlines in the world, and an important carrier for business clients on inner-German, continental and intercontinental flights. The airline operates an incentives scheme for business clients called PartnerPlus Progress. Joining this programme is voluntary, but essential for obtaining incentives such as rebates. Under this incentives scheme business clients

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Baskaran Balasingham, The German Competition Authority accepts commitments offered by a German airline concerning its contracts with business clients and the collection of sensitive client information which might be anti-competitive (Lufthansa), 17 December 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 50856

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