Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia Airlines said Friday they welcomed the US Dept. of Transportation's final approval of antitrust immunity for the airlines' transpacific alliance, which will allow the carriers to implement a joint venture on service between the US and Australia. DOT tentatively approved ATI for the carriers last month, reversing its prior opposition (ATW Daily News, May 11). "This final ruling by the DOT will expand competition and enhance customer ...

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