The European Commission has confirmed that it sent a Statement of Objections to a number of companies in relation to their alleged participation in a cartel for the provision of air freight services. The Statement of Objections is a procedural step in competition proceedings, whereby the Commission informs companies of its preliminary objections. Several companies, such as British Airways, Lufthansa, AirFrance-KLM, Japan Airlines and Cargolux have reported that they received the Statement of Objections. Lufthansa additionally revealed that it has been granted conditional immunity from fines.