Japan Airlines agreed to pay a $110 million fine as part of a plea agreement with the US Dept. of Justice related to its role in the fixing of international cargo rates. Qantas, British Airways and Korean Air already had pled guilty and agreed to penalties in a long-running investigation by US and European authorities that has targeted other carriers as well (ATWOnline, Jan. 3). DOJ said JAL "engaged in a conspiracy. . .to eliminate competition by fixing the rates for international shipments ...

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