The European Commission finds that Qantas, British Airways, Air France, Japan Airlines and seven other carriers fixed the price of air cargo between 1999 and 2006 and fines each airline involved millions of euros.
Qantas has been fined $12 million for its part in running an international air cargo cartel.
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- British Airways and Air France cancel five upcoming US flights to Washington, D.C. and Miami, Florida amid fears of targeting by Al-Qaida.
- The final flight of an Air France Concorde takes place, landing at Charles de Gaulle Airport. British Airways plans to retire its Concorde fleet at the end of October.
- British Airways and Air France simultaneously announce that they will retire the supersonic Concorde aircraft. Passenger numbers had never recovered following a crash that killed 113 in 2000. In response, Sir Richard Branson offers to buy British Airways' Concordes for GBP1 for the use of his Virgin Atlantic Airlines. BA dismisses the offer as a stunt and indicates that the planes will go to air museums.
- The European Commission fines Google EUR4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust regulations, claiming that Google abused the dominant position of Android to promote their search product. Google announces it will appeal the ruling.
- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker hold a summit in Tokyo and sign a deal creating an open trade zone between their states.