European Commission re-adopts Airfreight decision
The European Commission has decided to re-adopt a decision against air cargo carriers, including Cargolux. In December 2015, the General Court of the European Union annulled the Commission's 2010 decision in its entirety, including the annulment of the €79.9 million fine previously imposed on Cargolux.
Cargolux acknowledges the decision issued today by the European Commission in the airfreight cartel case. This development did not come as a surprise: previous communications from the European Commission had indicated its intention to re-adopt a decision in this case. At this stage Cargolux is reviewing the decision and has not yet decided whether to lodge an application for annulment with the General Court.
Cargolux, however, welcomes the recognition by the Commission that no undertaking should be put in a worse position simply as a result of the errors by the Commission, which were the basis for the annulment of the Commission's 2010 decision.