US shows support for airline venture between Delta, WestJet

US shows support for airline venture between Delta, WestJet

Created: October 23, 2020 09:48 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is giving a green light to Delta Air Lines and Canada's WestJet, who want to work together in setting schedules and prices.

Normally cooperation like that would violate antitrust laws, but the Transportation Department on Friday gave tentative approval to the airlines' request for immunity from those laws.

The department proposes in return that the airlines surrender some of their takeoff and landing rights at New York's LaGuardia Airport.

The government says the joint venture between Delta and WestJet will increase options for travel between the U.S. and Canada.

The deal would be reviewed in five years.  

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