European Commission opened its investigation into whether the transatlantic joint business agreement between American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia for flights violates European antitrust regulations. The trio applied two weeks ago for worldwide antitrust immunity from the US Dept. of Transportation together with oneworld partners Royal Jordanian and Finnair (ATWOnline, Aug. 15). An EC spokesperson said the probe is not the result of competitors' complaints and was launched under the ...

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