United, Continental Seek Antitrust Immunity For JV

Law360, New York (December 23, 2009, 6:18 PM EST) -- United Air Lines Inc., Continental Airlines Inc. and All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. asked the U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday for antitrust immunity for a trans-Pacific joint venture.

The two U.S. airlines and Japan's ANA — all part of the Star Alliance airline network — said approval from the federal government would let them jointly run their trans-Pacific flights, coordinating activities such as scheduling, pricing and sales.

If the DOT signs off on the request, the airlines said, they would be able to serve customers...
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