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Air Cargo

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We are counsel in a class action brought on behalf of residents of British Columbia who purchased air cargo shipping services from a number of major air cargo carriers from January 1, 2000 to September 11, 2006. The defendants include many of the major carriers engaged in the air cargo market including carriers operating on European and Asian routes. The class action lawsuits allege that these air cargo carrier defendants participated in an unlawful conspiracy to fix the prices of air cargo shipping services by imposing inflated surcharges for fuel and security, agreeing to prevent discounting on air cargo prices, and agreeing on yields and customer allocations.

The proposed class members in the BC class action include persons who purchased air cargo shipping services directly from the air cargo carrier defendants (this group includes freight forwarders) and persons who purchased services from freight forwarders (this group includes shippers).

Settlement Approval

On May 21, 2021, the BC Court approved the settlement agreement with Air Canada and AC Cargo Limited Partnership (“Air Canada”).

As the Air Canada and British Airways PLC settlement agreements were approved by the courts, this litigation is resolved in its entirety.

Claims Process

You can now apply for payments online at . If you do not have Internet access, you can call the claims administrator at 1-888-291-9655 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-614-553-1296 (International) for assistance.

Original Claimants: If your claim was approved in the first distribution, you must file an abbreviated claim that confirms your contact information and provides a statement of release. Your claim will be valued based on the information provided in the first distribution.

New Claimants: If you did not file a claim in the first distribution, you must file a complete claim to be eligible for payment. Where available, you can rely on sales records provided by the defendants, the International Air Transport Association and/or freight forwarders to establish your purchases. You can also provide your own purchase records.

Claims must be filed no later than July 4, 2022.

For more details on how to make a claim, copies of the Long Form notices regarding the claims process can be found below:


The settlements in this action are with the following defendants:

  • Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Lufthansa Cargo AG and Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.: $6,243,307.26
  • Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd.: $738,000
  • Scandinavian Airlines System: $300,000
  • Qantas Airways Limited: $237,000
  • Cargolux Airline International: $1,800,000
  • Singapore Airlines Ltd. and Singapore Airlines Cargo PTE Ltd.: $1,050,000
  • Societé Air France and Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V.: $6,500,000
  • Polar Air Cargo Inc.: $425,000
  • LAN Airlines S.A. and LAN Cargo S.A.: $700,000
  • Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd.: $4,100,000
  • Asiana Airlines Inc.: $1,500,000
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.: $6,000,000
  • British Airways: $9,000,000
  • Air Canada: $7,000,000

For further information concerning this action, please contact Sharon Wong at 1-800-689-2322 or 604-689-7555, or email [email protected].

Air Cargo - Status Updates:

March 28, 2022

Air Cargo Claims Submission - View

March 31, 2021

New Settlements reached in Air Cargo Class Action - View

February 7, 2017

Air Cargo – claims information - View

April 19, 2016

Air Cargo: Settlement with Cathay and Plan to Distribute Settlement Funds - View