DOT Signs Off On Delta, Northwest Immunity Bid

Law360 (April 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation has tentatively granted the request of Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines for antitrust immunity, paving the way for the rivals to coordinate operations and pricing on transatlantic routes.

On Wednesday, the agency signed off on the carriers’ bid, one month after the Open Skies treaty between the United States and the European Union went into effect.

“The department tentatively concluded that the proposed alliance is in the public interest because it features a proposed new and highly integrated joint venture...
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