S. Africa Seeks Prosecution In Airline Antitrust Probe

Law360, New York (July 29, 2010, 7:29 PM EDT) -- South Africa's antitrust regulator is recommending several airlines, including British Airways PLC and Air France-KLM, be fined for allegedly participating in a cartel to fix the price of fuel surcharges on cargo shipments.

The country's Competition Commission said Thursday it had asked a tribunal to impose a penalty of 10 percent of annual turnover on each of the airlines except Deutsche Lufthansa AG, which has been granted conditional immunity from prosecution.

The other airlines facing allegations are South African Airways (Pty) Ltd., Alitalia SpA, Cargolux Airlines...
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