The partners claim that, by combining Virgin Atlantic’s Heathrow slots and U.K. brand strength with Delta’s powerful U.S. network, the joint venture will offer significant competition in the market and benefit consumers on both sides of the Atlantic.

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The airlines say an antitrust-immunized joint venture would allow Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic to be more effective competitors on routes between North America and the U.K., particularly between the U.S. and London.

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The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has granted anti-trust immunity for the joint business planned by Japan Airlines and International Airlines Group. The business does not require formal approval from the EU authorities and is set for a March 2013 launch.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted final approval of antitrust immunity for a transpacific alliance between Delta Air Lines and the Virgin Australia Airlines group. This will allow the carriers to implement a joint venture on services linking the United States, Australia and the South Pacific.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted final approval to the joint request by American Airlines and Japan Airlines for antitrust immunity for their proposed joint business between North America and Asia.

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Air Canada and United Continental Holdings, Inc. have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding for a transborder joint venture they say would generate substantial service and pricing benefits for consumers traveling between the United States and Canada.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing to deny an application for antitrust immunity made by Delta Air Lines and affiliates of the Virgin Blue Group for joint services between the United States and Australia.

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Alitalia has joined the Air France-KLM Group and Delta Air Lines as a member of the transatlantic joint venture established by the latter three carriers in the spring of 2009 after they received U.S. Department of Transportation and European Union anti-trust approval for the intra-SkyTeam Alliance grouping.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has given initial approval for the application by American Airlines and four of its international partners for anti-trust immunity ― that is, immunity from monopolies prosecution ― to form an international joint venture.

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United Airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Continental Airlines have applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for antitrust immunity to enable the three airlines to create a transpacific joint venture.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has given final approval for Continental Airlines’ application to join an antitrust-immunized alliance that includes United Airlines and eight other Star Alliance member carriers.

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