DoT denies relief requested by JetBlue Airways

    US Department of Transportation (DoT) denied (23-Jan-2019) relief requested by JetBlue Airways in Nov-2018, regarding joint applicants Delta Air LinesVirgin Atlantic AirwaysAir 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]