American and JAL apply for antitrust immunity

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) and JAL-Japan Airlines (Tokyo) filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for antitrust immunity to forge a closer relationship and implement a Joint Business Agreement (JBA) governing the operation of their flights betweenNorth America and Asia. The airlines also will notify the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan of the transaction.

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