Virgin Head Calls On Obama To Reject Immunity Bid

Law360, New York (August 13, 2009, 7:15 PM EDT) -- The head of long-haul airline Virgin Atlantic Ltd. has asked President Barack Obama to reject an antitrust immunity application from some of the airline's main competitors.

In a recent letter to Obama, Virgin Atlantic President Richard Branson said Obama's administration was "nearing a defining moment” in airline competition policy and should reject a proposed ATI application from British Airways Plc, American Airlines Inc. and Iberia Airlines.

British Airways and American Airlines filed an ATI application in August 2008, asking the federal government to let them bypass...
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