Emirates fixed surcharges on air cargo, ACCC says

Emirates among airlines fixing fuel and security surcharges on air cargo rates, ACCC alleges

Dubai-based Emirates were among airlines who fixed fuel and security surcharges on air cargo rates, the competition regulator has alleged.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), "fixing" arrangements and understandings were reached in countries including Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and India between 2002 and 2006.

The national competition watchdog is now seeking injunctive relief, pecuniary penalties and costs from the airline

Emirates will become the ninth airline to come under investigation from the ACCC for fuel surcharge price fixing when it comes before a directions hearing in Sydney on September 11.

Other unnamed airlines are also being investigated over the alleged misdemeanours, with further actions expected to be carried out before the end of the year, the ACCC says.

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