S. Africa Probes Possible World Cup Airfare Price-Fixing

Law360, New York (January 28, 2010, 5:48 PM EST) -- South Africa's competition watchdog has launched an investigation into several major airlines in the country, including Comair Airways Ltd. and South African Airways, over claims that the carriers have conspired to set prices for flights during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The country's Competition Commission opened the probe based on a leniency application that SAA filed in December, though the office of the country's president had already asked the regulator in November to look into possible fare escalation during the soccer tournament, the commission said Thursday....
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