A financial penalty on British Airways (BA) for engaging in anti-competitive practices with Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS) has been more than halved. In August 2007, the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) gave notice that it intended to fine the national flag carrier £121.5 million ($188.3 million) for coordinating its fuel surcharge pricing with VS over an 18-month period up to January 2006 (ATW Daily News, Aug. 2, 2007). The fine has now been reduced to £58.5 million ...

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