Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson said yesterday that the US Dept. of Transportation's granting American Airlines, British Airways and other oneworld carriers antitrust immunity on transatlantic services "would create a monster monopoly on key routes between London Heathrow and the US." In a speech in Washington, he said BA/AA would control "nearly half of all takeoff and landing slots at London Heathrow" and that ATI would prove "disastrous" for the airline industry and consumers. "It's ...

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