Condor airline fined for price-fixing


Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has fined Condor airline euro1.2 million (1.6 million) for illegally fixing prices on the flights between Germany and Turkey.

The Associated Press reports that German antitrust agency said Tuesday airline Condor GmbH was fined for price coordination with its counterpart SunExpress in 2009 on routes simultaneously operated by the two companies.

It says the two airlines agreed SunExpress would not offer flights from Germany to Turkey for less than euro99, and tickets were meant not to be more than euro10 cheaper than Condor’s.

According to the Associated Press, the investigation was triggered by SunExpress, a joint venture of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Turkish Airlines, which was not fined according to the agency’s leniency program.