Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways have received US Department of Transportation (DOT) backing for their planned transatlantic joint venture (JV). The deal, which was announced  Dec. 11, 2012, had already been cleared by the US Department of Justice  and the European Commission. However, DOT has the final say on whether the proposed transatlantic JV gains antitrust immunity, similar to that enjoyed by American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia. “We ...

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