News Listings for Maersk Air

  • Analysis: What does the EC cargo decision really mean?

    News | 12 Nov 2010 17:13

    <P><B><I></I></B><B><I>Philippe Ruttley and Solange Leandro</I></B><B><I>, who </I></B><B><I>are European c</I></B><B><I>ompetition </I></B><B><I>specialists </I></B><B><I>at legal firm </I></B><B><I>Clyde &amp; Co</I></B><B><I>, take a look at the air cargo case and its lessons for the industry</I></B></P> <P>On 9 November 2010 the European Commission finally issued its long awaited decision and fined 11 airlines a total of €799 million ($1.1 billion) for price fixing on fuel surcharges and security surcharges and refusing to pay commission on surcharges. This included over €300 million for Air France-KLM and €104 million for British Airways. SAS had its fine increased by 50% to €70 million for its previous involvement in market fixing with Maersk Air in 2001. The decision contains important guidance for the aviation sector on the application of EU competition rules.</P> <P>Over 20 airlines and a consultancy company have been involved in a lengthy cartel investigation by the Commissio
  • Mid-air turbulence: Solutions for LCC leadership

    News | 18 May 2009 15:30

    In the secondof a two-part feature, Spencer Stuartexecutives propose someremedies to ease low-cost carriers' growing pains
  • Appointments

    News | 17 Mar 2008 10:32 | Mark Pilling

    Kingfisher Airlines has appointed Siva Ramachandran to the role of vice-president global sales, based in the Indian carrier's Mumbai hub. Ramachandran, who...
  • The first airline price-fixing fines are revealed

    News | 20 Aug 2007 23:00 | Mark Pilling

    British Airways and Korean Air are just the first of a series of carriers likely to be fined for their part in the price-fixing of passenger and cargo flights. Korean...
  • Qatar executive Peter Spencer joins bmi

    News | 25 Jul 2007 23:00 | Mark Pilling

    Spencer moves to bmi UK carrier bmi has recruited former British Airways veteran Peter Spencer to bolster its senior management team. It is understood...
  • SAS faces payout for using rival's data

    News | 25 Jun 2006 23:00

    <P><STRONG><FONT size=1>By Colin Baker in Edinburgh</FONT></STRONG></P> <P>It is alleged that SAS Braathens gained access to yield-sensitive data from low-cost competitor Norwegian through the Amadeus global distribution system (GDS). Norwegian’s chief financial officer Frode Foss claims that SAS Braathens was able to use access codes on the GDS to find the number of passengers in different price categories on every Norwegian flight from late 2002 until November 2005.</P> <P>If found guilty, SAS could face a significant payout. Neil Baylis, London-based partner at law firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, says that European competition rules, which Norway abides by as a member of the European Economic Area, would allow fines of up to 10% of revenue. </P> <P align=center> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH> <P align=right><IMG id=D# style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px solid; BORDER-