Airlines Association Urges Jet Fuel Inquiry

Law360, New York (August 7, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Association of European Airlines has asked regulators to investigate the jet fuel market for “questionable competitive practices” after costs increased 37% from last year, the association said on Monday.

Airlines spend up to a quarter of their costs on jet fuel, said the association, a group of 31 of the largest European airlines.

“AEA has repeatedly called for other elements in the value chain to be subject to the same market-oriented discipline as the airlines,” said Ulrich Schulte-Strathaus, secretary general of the association. “Where they...
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