Air Cargo Antitrust Settlements

July 22, 2024

1:06-md-01775 US District Court Eastern District of New York


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.

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


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.


  • 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)
Total Settlements 
​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
​Air New Zealand $​35,000,000
​Air India $​12,500,000

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