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DOT TENTATIVELY APPROVES IMMUNITY FOR NORTHWEST-KLM

 WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 ~PRNewswire~ -- The Department of Transportation today issued a show cause order seeking comment on why it should not approve a request of Northwest Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to integrate their services and operate as if they were a single carrier.
 In the same show cause order the department also seeks comment on why it should not grant antitrust immunity to the carriers to allow them to proceed with the agreement.
 Today's action follows a recent accord between the United States and the Netherlands which gives the carriers of each country unlimited access to the other's international market. At that time, the two countries agreed to give sympathetic consideration to proposals for cooperation and integration between each other's airlines.
 The department said that the agreement should benefit the public by providing better service and enabling the two carriers to operate more efficiently. While DOT said that it does not expect the agreement, if given final approval, to substantially reduce competition, it will require the carriers to resubmit the agreement for review in five years.
 The agreement between Northwest and KLM would include a joint marketing operation, coordination of schedules and pricing, a unified travel agency commission program, and shared or pooled revenues from joint services.
 Comments on the show cause order are due in 14 days, with answers due seven days later.
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 ~CONTACT: Bill Mosley of the Department of Transportation, 202-366-5571~


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