Air NZ puts pressure on regulator to drop ‘untenable’ cartel case ahead of court hearing

Thu, 09 May 2013

By Paul McBeth May 10 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand, the national carrier slated for a partial sell-down by the government, has ramped up pressure on the Commerce Commission to drop its long-running pursuit of the airline’s alleged involvement in a global cartel on air cargo surcharges. The Auckland-based airline is the only carrier out of 11 not have settled with the antitrust regulator, and is urging the commission to either settle the dispute through more talks, or go to the Court of Appeal to determine the definition of ‘market’, it...

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