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ANA, United and Continental may file for antitrust immunity by the end of 2009

18-Dec-2009 11:46 AM

All Nippon Airways President, Shinichiro Ito, stated the carrier and its US partners, United Airlines and Continental Airlines, may file for US antitrust immunity in the Japan-US aviation market by the end of this month (Kyodo, 18-Dec-2009). The three carriers, all members of the Star Alliance, will operate services integrally to ‘‘increase convenience for customers’’ subject to US Department of Transportation approval.