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This action relates to allegations that the defendants unlawfully conspired to fix prices of air cargo shipping services on shipments to/from Canada between January 2000 and September 2006. Surcharges are extra fees charged by airlines to their shipping customers above and beyond basic rates. Surcharges are typically priced by weight or volume, with the intent of defraying certain external costs of the carriers. This case relates to fuel and security surcharges.

The action is brought on behalf of persons who purchased air cargo shipping services direct from an airline or indirectly through a freight forwarder.

Developments

New Settlements

Settlements have been achieved with the following defendants, totaling $16 million:

  • British Airways PLC (CDN$9,000,000)
  • Air Canada (CDN$7,000,000)

The settlements have been approved by the courts in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec.

For more information about the settlements and the process for applying to receive settlement funds, please click here.

In order to receive settlement benefits, a completed claim form must be submitted by July 4, 2022.  Claims must be filed using the online claims process at www.aircargosettlement2.com.  .  If you do not have internet access, please contact the Claims Administrator at 1-888- 291-9655 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-614-553-1296 (International).

Previous Settlements

Settlements have been achieved with the following defendants, totaling approximately $29.6 million:

  • Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Lufthansa Cargo AG, and Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. (US$5,338,000; CDN$6,243,307.26)
  • Japan Airlines International Co. Ltd. (CDN$738,000)
  • Scandinavian Airlines System (CDN$300,000)
  • Qantas Airways Limited (CDN$237,000)
  • Cargolux Airline International (CDN$1,800,000)
  • Singapore Airlines Ltd and Singapore Airlines Cargo PTE Ltd. (CDN$1,050,000)
  • Société Air France, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. dba KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines and Martinair Holland N.V. (CDN$6,500,000)
  • LAN Airlines S.A. and LAN Cargo S.A (CDN$700,000)
  • Polar Air Cargo LLC f/k/a Polar Air Cargo Inc. (CDN$425,000)
  • Asiana Airlines Inc. (CDN$1,500,000)
  • Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd. (CDN$4,100,000)
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (CDN$6,000,000)

The settlements have been approved by the courts in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec.

The deadline for applying for money from these settlements has passed.  The settlement funds have been distributed to approved claimants.

Contested Litigation

The class action has been resolved in its entirety.

New Settlements

Settlements have been achieved with the following defendants, totaling $16 million:

  • British Airways PLC (CDN$9,000,000)
  • Air Canada (CDN$7,000,000)

The settlements have been approved by the courts in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec.

For more information about the settlements and the process for applying to receive settlement funds, please click here.

In order to receive settlement benefits, a completed claim form must be submitted by July 4, 2022.  Claims must be filed using the online claims process at www.aircargosettlement2.com.  .  If you do not have internet access, please contact the Claims Administrator at 1-888- 291-9655 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-614-553-1296 (International).

Previous Settlements

Settlements have been achieved with the following defendants, totaling approximately $29.6 million:

  • Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Lufthansa Cargo AG, and Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. (US$5,338,000; CDN$6,243,307.26)
  • Japan Airlines International Co. Ltd. (CDN$738,000)
  • Scandinavian Airlines System (CDN$300,000)
  • Qantas Airways Limited (CDN$237,000)
  • Cargolux Airline International (CDN$1,800,000)
  • Singapore Airlines Ltd and Singapore Airlines Cargo PTE Ltd. (CDN$1,050,000)
  • Société Air France, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. dba KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines and Martinair Holland N.V. (CDN$6,500,000)
  • LAN Airlines S.A. and LAN Cargo S.A (CDN$700,000)
  • Polar Air Cargo LLC f/k/a Polar Air Cargo Inc. (CDN$425,000)
  • Asiana Airlines Inc. (CDN$1,500,000)
  • Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd. (CDN$4,100,000)
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (CDN$6,000,000)

The settlements have been approved by the courts in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec.

The deadline for applying for money from these settlements has passed.  The settlement funds have been distributed to approved claimants.

Contested Litigation

The class action has been resolved in its entirety.