U.S., EU Regulators Examine Airline Alliances

Law360, New York (March 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. and European authorities are joining forces to study how airline alliances affect competition and ticket prices for flying across the Atlantic.

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the European Commission said Tuesday that their joint research project comes in light of a new U.S.-EU Air Transport Open Skies Agreement that is expected to go into effect this month.

U.S. authorities said the agreement, which will let U.S. and EU airlines serve any route between the United States and Europe as of March 30, “calls for...
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