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28-Oct-2009 10:07 AM

Star Alliance may expand trans-Atlantic cooperation

United Airlines CEO, Glen Tilton, stated the Star Alliance may expand its trans-Atlantic business agreement from four to six carriers with antitrust immunity (Dow Jones, 28-Oct-2009). Lufthansa, Air Canada, Continental Airlines and United Airlines all coordinate their trans-Atlantic operations within the Star Alliance. Continental, which joined the alliance on 27-Oct-2009, received permission to coordinate operations with United Airlines in mid-2009.