A Lufthansa A321 in Frankfurt (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Lufthansa Cleared in Airfare Price Increase Investigation

Germany's Federal Office for the Defense of Competition (Bundeskartellamt) recently issued its opinion regarding complaints received against Lufthansa, following an investigation into airfare increases that began in November. The German flag carrier was under fire for alleged monopolistic practices in the domestic routes that operated without any rival after the bankruptcy and dissolution of Air Berlin. The allegations indicated that Lufthansa increased the price of tickets on domestic routes and was able to do so because of a lack of…