Sunday, January 25, 2015

Action against airlines: Rail gathers allies behind – NEWS

Action against airlines: Rail gathers allies behind – NEWS


 Sunday, January 25, 2015


 In the dispute with the airlines because of air cargo cartel, the German railway company receives support other. In a claim for compensation by the state company issue in the billions.



The German Railway announces support for their multi-billion dollar suit for damages against airlines because of an air cargo cartel. Several large companies have joined the lawsuit, said a railway spokesperson.

This would include damages totaling nearly three billion euros. Which firms are, would not say the spokeswoman. The track sees its freight subsidiary DB Schenker agreements by the Airlines jet fuel and security surcharges damaged.

But the Landgericht Köln insists the state company to almost 1.8 billion euros of ten airlines, including Lufthansa. The head of the train Antitrust Division, Christopher Rother had declared the beginning of December, Lufthansa was responsible for ten to 20 percent of the damage. In addition, the railway requires in the USA by seven other airlines at least another 300 million euros.

The price agreements between 1999 and 2006 had flown already years ago about seven and had pulled in many countries penalties of competition authorities after themselves. Thus, the EU imposed in 2010 sentenced to a total of approximately 800 million euros. In the US, the fines totaled about 1.5 billion dollars. The Lufthansa came as star witness so far to payments around.



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