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British Airways’ fine for passenger fuel surcharges halved

 |  April 19, 2012

The OFT has fined British Airways £58.5 million for coordinating passenger fuel surcharges with Virgin Atlantic Airways from August 2004 to January 2006. The two airlines had exchanged sensitive information on pricing.

The original fine that the OFT and British Airways agreed to in August 2007 was, at £121.5 million, double the amount that has now been reached. The reduction is due to a Statement of Objections that highlighted the value of British Airways’ cooperation and changes in calculating penalties. Virgin was not fined, as per the OFT’s leniency policy.

Full content: OFT Press Release


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