E.C. Launches Antitrust Inquiry Into SkyTeam

Law360, New York (June 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Air carriers Delta, Continental and Northwest are being eyed by the European Commission over possible antitrust violations stemming from their alliance with seven other airlines in Europe and Asia.

The European Commission announced Monday that it had sent a statement of objections to nine members of SkyTeam, a consortium of airlines from around the globe. SkyTeam members have 12 weeks to respond in writing, after which they may make oral arguments to the E.C. The Commission will then decide if SkyTeam is in violation of European...
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