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Delta, Virgin gain tentative approval for trans-Atlantic venture

  • Delta Air Lines (DAL) secures initial U.S. approval for its planned trans-Atlantic alliance with Virgin Atlantic after the Department of Transportation concluded it likely would boost competition.
  • Antitrust immunity would allow the two airlines to combine schedules, marketing and revenue from their trans-Atlantic flights.
  • The decision could have a bearing on any effort by American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK) to draw US Airways (LCC) into its existing trans-Atlantic partnership if they overcome U.S. government opposition to their proposed merger.
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  • BPinky
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    I think I had faith in the wrong person. This one wants to allow more jobs go away while showing favoritism to another airline.
    16 Sep 2013, 09:14 AM Reply Like
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