British Airways Executive VP for the Americas, Simon Talling-Smith, stated the carrier is confident the US Department of Transportation (DoT) will approve its revenue sharing JV with American Airlines and Iberia later in 2009 (abtn, 26-Aug-09). He added that approval would result in a "really significant deepening of the oneworld alliance."
British Airways: "We have put a lot of time into planning this to make sure we get anti-trust immunity (ATI) later this year. The indications are that we are right to be confident," Simon Talling-Smith, Executive VP for the Americas. Source: abtn, 26-Aug-09.