The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) reversed course May 10 and approved antitrust immunity for Delta Air Lines and Virgin Blue Group affiliates, enabling the carriers to coordinate their U.S.-Australia services. The Virgin Blue Group includes V Australia, Virgin Blue and Pacific Blue Airlines affiliates in Australia and New Zealand. DOT had tentatively denied the immunity request in September, but says it changed its mind based on revisions and updates provided by the carriers. ...


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