Qantas will pay a $61 million fine to settle with US authorities investigating the carrier's role in a widespread price-fixing scheme related to fuel surcharges on international cargo flights, CEO Geoff Dixon announced late yesterday. The fine is just over 50% higher than the $40 million QF had set aside this summer. The company said at that time (ATWOnline, Aug. 14) that a "small number" of employees engaged in "unacceptable conduct" and that it anticipated a fine following the announcement ...

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