The European Commission yesterday conducted so-called unannounced inspections at the premises of a number of international passenger airlines operating long-haul flights to Japan, suspecting them of price-fixing. "The Commission has reason to believe that the companies concerned may have violated EC rules on restrictive business practices," it said in a statement that followed the release of a regulatory filing by Lufthansa admitting its offices were raided. "The European Commission is ...

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