DoT denies relief requested by JetBlue Airways

23 January, 2019

US Department of Transportation (DoT) denied (23-Jan-2019) relief requested by JetBlue Airways in Nov-2018, regarding joint applicants Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Air France and KLM's request for expanded antitrust immunity (ATI). As previously reported by CAPA, JetBlue stated competition on both sides of the Atlantic would be negatively impacted if the ATI was granted, requesting competitive analysis and also additional information regarding slot availability at certain airports. [more - original PR]