Air Cargo Antitrust Settlement

Overview

Plaintiffs allege that Defendants conspired to fix, raise, maintain, or stabilize prices of Airfreight Shipping Services by, among other things, coordinating surcharges (such as fuel and security surcharges) and by agreeing to eliminate or prevent discounting of surcharges. They claim that purchasers paid more for Airfreight Shipping Services than they otherwise would have paid.

Filing Deadline

Not Yet Established

Class

All persons or entities (but excluding Defendants, their parents, predecessors, successors, subsidiaries, affiliates, as well as government entities) who purchased Airfreight Shipping Services for shipments to, from or within the United States directly from any of the Settling Defendants, any other Defendant, or from any of their parents, predecessors, successors, subsidiaries, or affiliates, at any time during the period January 1, 2000 up to and including September 11, 2006. Airfreight Shipping Services are defined as paid private air transport of freight or other cargo by an airline acting as a provider of such services.

Defendants

AC Cargo LP
Aerolineas Brasileiras A.A (Absa)
Air Canada
Air China Cargo Company Ltd.
Air China Ltd.
Air India
Air Mauritius Ltd.
Airways Corp. Of New Zealand Ltd.
Alitalia Linee Aeree Italiane S.p.A.
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
American Airlines, Inc.
AMR Corporation
Asiana Airlines, Inc.
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
British Airways PLC
Cargolux Airlines International S.A.
Cathay Pacific Airways, Ltd.
China Airlines, Ltd.
DAS Air Ltd. (DAS Air Cargo)
Deutsche Lufthansa AG
El Al Israel Airlines
Emirates Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines Corp.
EVA Airways Corporation
Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd.
Kenya Airways Limited
KLM
Korean Airlines Co., Ltd.
Lan Airlines S.A. (Lan Chile)
Lan Cargo S.A.
Lufthansa Cargo AG
Malaysia Airlines
Martinair Holland N.V.
Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd.
Polar Air Cargo, Inc.
Qantas Airways Ltd.
SAS Cargo Group A/S
Saudi Arabian Airlines, Ltd.
Scandinavian Airlines System
Singapore Airlines Cargo PTE, Ltd.
Singapore Airlines, Ltd.
Société Air France
South African Airways (Proprietary), Ltd.
Swiss International Air Lines, Ltd.
Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd.
Viação Aérea Rio-Grandense, S.A. (Varig)

 

Settlements: $1,188,407,442

Lufthansa:  $85,000,000
Air France/KLM/Martinair:  $87,000,000
American Airlines:  $5,000,000
Japan Airlines:  $12,000,000
SAS:  $13,930,000
All Nippon Airways:  $10,400,000
Cargolux:  $35,100,000
Qantas:  $26,500,000
Thai Airways:  $3,500,000
British Airways:  $89,512,000
LAN/ABSA:  $66,000,000
Malaysia Airlines:  $3,200,000
South African Airways:  $3,290,000
Saudia:  $14,000,000
Emirates:  $7,833,000
El Al Israel Airlines:  $15,800,000
Air Canada:  $7,500,000
Korean Air:  $115,000,000
Singapore Air:  $92,492,442
Cathay Pacific:  $65,000,000
China Airlines:  $90,000,000
EVA Air: $99,000,000
Nippon Cargo: $36,350,000
Asiana Airlines: $55,000,000
Polar Air: $100,000,000
Air China: $50,000,000

 

This summary is for informational purposes only, based on SRG’s review of publicly available information regarding the settlement. Claimants may file a no-cost claim on their own, and more information can be found on the Court’s docket and on the claims administrator’s website: www.aircargosettlement5.com.

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