12-Jan-2010 3:58 PM

British Airways and American Airlines state US DoJ requests "unnecessary"

British Airways and American Airlines stated recommendations by the US Government to divest particular transatlantic services for approval of their antitrust immunity agreement are “unworkable and unnecessary”, and the US Department of Justice has failed to prove how the alliance would lead to increased fares and less choices for consumers (Reuters, 11-Jan-2010). The US Department of Transportation is expected to soon make a decision on the proposed alliance. [more - Perspective]