Justice Department wants to review Continental alliance plan

06/18/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) · CNNMoney

Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that he had requested more information from the Transportation Department regarding Continental Airlines' bid for a closer alliance on trans-Atlantic routes. "We did ask the Transportation Department to allow our antitrust division to have some input," Holder told a Senate panel, adding that Continental's request for antitrust immunity could still be settled in weeks. A Continental spokeswoman said coordination between the two government agencies is not unusual and that the company is "confident the DOT will approve the application so we can begin bringing its benefits to consumers."

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