ACCC takes airlines to court over alleged price fixing

ACCC launches legal action against Air New Zealand and Japan Airlines, accusing them of price fixing

May 18, 2010

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched legal action against Air New Zealand and Japan Airlines International over allegations of price fixing.

The ACCC began official court proceedings yesterday against the airlines yesterday.

The ACCC alleges Air New Zealand made agreements with other international air cargo carriers between 2002 and 2006 to fix the price of a fuel and security surcharges.

Japan Airlines International has been accused of a similar offence.

The ACCC is seeking declarations, injunctive relief, pecuniary penalties and costs from both airlines.

The matters will be heard in the Federal Court in Sydney on June 10.

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