DOT Denies Virgin Blue-Delta Antitrust Immunity Application

Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) preliminarily denied Virgin Blue and Delta Air Lines' application for antitrust immunity, regarding their proposed joint venture on the Trans Pacific Route. When their plans were announced in June, the airlines said this would increase the airlines' network between the United States, Australia and the South Pacific.

Over the next 14 days, the airlines will work the DOT to respond to the department's concerns.

Visit www.virginblue.com.au.

Read more on:

Suggested Articles:

From Thailand to Nepal, tourists across Asia are finding their vacations turning to nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close borders.

The airline says its aircraft are equipped advanced air filter systems, and that its staff undergo vigorous bio-security screening. See more.

Airline service in the U.S. is on the brink of collapse, with near-empty planes and coronavirus outbreaks leaving air traffic control towers empty.