Continental-United alliance draws protest from Delta

12/1/2008 | Washington Post, The

Delta Air Lines has filed a protest with the Department of Transportation, seeking to block Continental Airlines from gaining antitrust immunity for its planned alliance with United Airlines and Lufthansa. Delta claimed in its filing that the alliance would allow Continental to dominate routes to Brazil and China, but Continental insists that its application is based on a desire to deepen its relationship with the other two carriers. The application awaits DOT approval.

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