Air New Zealand Asks Commerce Commission to End Cargo Cartel Case

Air New Zealand Asks Commerce Commission to End Cargo Cartel CaseAir New Zealand has urged Commerce Commission to end the Cargo Cartel Case. The airline has repeated that the company has not breached New Zealand competition law.

Air New Zealand General Counsel John Blair has expressed that Air New Zealand would request Commerce Commission to drop the charges after the retraction of key evidence.

Ten airlines have been fined over $35 million for the surcharges on fuel and security during year 2000 and 2006. Air New Zealand has once again said that the airline is not guilty. The commerce commission settled the case with airlines after the airlines were fined for the irregularities.

Other airlines have admitted to price cartel and have agreed to pay the fine. Air New Zealand has changed from its earlier stand that the airline was involved in air freight cartel case.

Justice Christopher Allan has said that it is most unusual for the defendant to cancel the settlement.

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