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All Nippon Airways Transpacific Antitrust Settlement

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Air Lines (JAL) are the final parties to settle in an antitrust class action about price-fixing and fuel surcharges on flights across the Pacific originating in the US. The complaint claimed that ANA and JAL agreed to fix prices on tickets and add fuel surcharges for travel between the US and Japan. The agreements included “satogaeri” or homecoming flights offered to Japanese living in the US. The other parties in the lawsuit were ANA; Air New Zealand Limited; China Airlines, Ltd.; EVA Airways Corporation; Philippine Airlines, Inc.; Cathay Pacific Airways Limited; Japan Airlines International Company, Ltd. (“JAL”); Malaysian Airline System Berhad; Qantas Airways Limited; Singapore Airlines Limited; Societe Air France; Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd.; and Vietnam Airlines Company Limited.

Docket Number: 
MDL No. 1913
Company: 
All Nippon Airways
Class Period: 
Saturday, January 1, 2000 to Thursday, December 1, 2016
Filing Deadline: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Objection Deadline: 
Friday, September 13, 2019
Exclusion Deadline: 
Friday, September 13, 2019
Final Approval Hearing: 
Friday, October 18, 2019
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