A request for unprecedented antitrust immunity on transatlantic service made in September 2004 by SkyTeam members Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines tentatively was denied yesterday by the US Dept. of Transportation, which said the carriers failed to demonstrate that immunity "would provide significant public benefits" or that the alliance's goals "could not be achieved without antitrust immunity." Delta already holds immunity in its alliance with SkyTeam partners Air France, Alitalia ...

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