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DOT Okays SkyTeam Immunity, To Sign U.S-France Open Skies
U.S. and France today will sign an open-skies accord, with Norman Mineta, DOT secretary, and Jan-Claude Gayssot, French transport minister, signing the agreement, which was reached Oct. 19, 2001. SkyTeam members Delta, Air France, Alitalia and CSA Czech Airlines on Friday gained final DOT approval and antitrust immunity for their alliance. DOT excluded from immunity premium and unrestricted nonstop fares in the Atlanta- and Cincinnati-Paris markets, which Delta dominates.