Largely overruling last-minute objections by the US Dept. of Justice, the Dept. of Transportation on Friday gave final approval for antitrust immunity to Continental Airlines for its participation in Star Alliance and also granted ATI to the carrier's entry into Atlantic Plus-Plus, the transatlantic joint venture with Air Canada, Lufthansa and United Airlines. DOT's decision, which confirmed a tentative decision, was welcomed by the affected airlines and the industry at large and signaled ...

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