Price Fixing of Air Passengers Ticket Sales

Gifford v. Air Canada, et al.

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Summary of the Proceedings

On October 6, 2015 a Statement of Claim was issued in Ontario against Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge General Partner Inc., American Airlines Inc., Chorus Aviation Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc., Jazz Air Inc., Southwest Airlines Co., and United Airlines Inc. (the “Defendants”) on behalf of all Canadian residents who purchased a ticket from one or more of the Defendants for air travel within the United States or between Canada and the United States between January 1, 2010 and the present (excluding the Defendants, their employees and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates).

The proposed class action alleges that the Defendants conspired to “fix” the market price or unreasonably enhance the price of air travel services for Canadian residents for travel within the United States and between Canada and the United States. It is also alleged that the Defendants conspired to control the supply of air travel tickets. As a result, Canadians paid too much for air travel services.

The action seeks to recover the anticompetitive pricing overcharge that class members paid for their airline tickets since January 1, 2010 until the present.

Status of the Proceedings

This matter has been filed in London, Ontario. The Certification Motion has not yet been scheduled.

Further updates respecting the progress of this matter will be posted on this website as they occur.

Court Documents

Class Members

Individuals who believe that they may be a member of the proposed class are encouraged to contact Harrison Pensa LLP for further information. Inquiries should be directed to Anni Barry at 1.800.263.0489 ext. 759 or by email to