MAS accused of pricefixing
18 / 02 / 2010
MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS), has received a complaint by an American freight-forwarding company accusing of price fixing. The notice was filed by Philadelphia-based Benchmark Export Services, along with six other plaintiffs: FTS International Express, JSNP, Olarte Transport Service, R.I.M. Logistics, S.A.T. Sea & Air Transport and Volvo Logistics.
The other defendants are China Airlines, EVA Airways Corp, Air India, Jean Charles Foucault, Bram Graber, Franciscus Johannes De Jong, Jan Lillieborg, Bruce McCaffrey, Jean Paul Moreau, Keith Packer, and Salvatore Sanfilippo.
“The case involves allegations of price fixing on airfreight shipping services and related surcharges,” said MAS.
However, it also said: “At this juncture, no infringement has been established. The recently served complaint does not make any mention of the quantum of damages sought against MAS.”