The Australian government is asking the U.S. Transportation Department to reverse its tentative decision rejecting antitrust immunity for a joint venture between Delta Air Lines and the Virgin Blue Group on transpacific routes, suggesting that the rejection violates the spirit if not the letter of the open skies agreement between the two countries. But the Australian government does not say what, if anything, it will do if U.S. authorities do not change their minds. “In entering into the ...

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