Three weeks after the US Dept. of Transportation tentatively rejected their request for transatlantic antitrust immunity (ATWOnline, Dec. 23), SkyTeam members Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France, Alitalia and Czech Airlines withdrew their application. In a joint filing to DOT yesterday, the airlines said they believe "the department reached the wrong decision for the wrong reasons," but added that "in light of the fact that [DOT] remains open to a grant ...

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