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US: DOT wants Delta, Virgin Atlantic antitrust immunity

 |  September 2, 2013

The US Department of Transportation sided with major airlines Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways in their quest for antitrust immunity that would allow the companies to operate their joint venture abroad.

Reports say the DOT proposed Monday that the immunity be granted to the airlines, along with their SkyTeam partners, for their cooperative that would run routes between the US and the UK. Following an inquiry, officials found that such immunity would benefit flyers and strengthen competition.

Parties can file objections to the immunity clearance within 14 days, say reports.

Full Content: Centre for Aviation

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