Travelport asks U.S. court to dismiss American Airlines' antitrust suit

05/25/2011 | Bloomberg ·

Global distribution system provider Travelport has filed a motion to dismiss American Airlines' antitrust lawsuit, claiming that the airline is using the complaint to gain control in contract negotiations. "It is an opportunistic lawsuit brought by a large and powerful company seeking to enhance its already substantial commercial bargaining leverage," Travelport told a federal court in Fort Worth, Texas. American maintains that "Travelport's conduct has harmed not only American, but also U.S. consumers, and is in violation of the federal antitrust laws."

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