Four men have been charged with cartel offences under the Enterprise Act in connection with the OFT's criminal investigation into price-fixing of fuel surcharges for long haul passenger flights. Martin George, Andrew Crawley, Alan Burnett and Iain Burns are charged with having dishonestly agreed with others to make or implement arrangements which directly or indirectly fixed the price for the supply in the United Kingdom of passenger air transport services by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways. The charges relate to the period between July 2004 and April 2006 when the defendants were employed by British Airways. They will appear at City of London Magistrates' Court on 24 September.

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