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USAIR SETTLES ANTITRUST ACTION BROUGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- USAir has agreed to settle government antitrust claims against the major U.S. airlines by entering into a consent decree with the Department of Justice in the U.S. District Court in Washington.
 The government's lawsuit, which was filed along with the consent decree, challenges certain practices related to the industry's use of services provided by the Airline Tariff Publishing Co., an industry- owned fare publishing service. The government launched an investigation of the practices identified in the complaint over a year ago.
 USAir settled the matter in order to avoid the cost and inconvenience of litigating what would likely be a protracted lawsuit. USAir believes that it will be able to focus its attention on providing top quality service to traveling consumers without having to use management resources to defend its fare-filing practices.
 Under the terms of the settlement, which is subject to court approval, USAir will modify its fare-filing practices in certain respects. USAir will also implement a compliance program to make its employees aware of the company's responsibilities undr? the decree, and to ensure compliance. USAir remains confident of its ability to provide timely fare information, quality service, and competitive fares following the implementation of the settlement.
 USAir said that it will make no further comments pending completion of the court's review and approval process.
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