The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is examining a complaint of cartelisation against Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Air India, GoAir and IndiGo, according to an official source. The alleged cartelisation was aimed at levying a uniform fuel surcharge on air cargo, the source added.
The complaint was lodged by Mumbai-based Express Industry Council of India, which represented major express courier and cargo companies such as DTDC, Aramex India, Blue Dart, DHL Express, GATI and First Flight, the source said. “We have received a complaint recently against five airline operators, alleging there is a concerted effort by them to levy a uniform rate of fuel surcharge on air cargo, often on the same day. This is affecting the services of cargo companies and their consumers,” the source, privy to the developments, said.
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