Australia Slaps Thai Airways With Air Cargo Cartel Suit

Law360, New York (October 29, 2009, 1:10 PM EDT) -- Thai Airways International Public Co. Ltd. has become the latest airline to get hit with a lawsuit by Australia's competition regulator as part of a long-running investigation into cartel activity in the international air cargo industry.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said in a statement Wednesday that it was instituting proceedings in Federal Court against Thai Airways, alleging that the airline entered into deals with other international air cargo carriers over a five-year span from 2001 to 2006 to fix the price of a fuel...
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