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UNITED CHAIRMAN RESPONDS TO BRITISH AIRWAYS' REFUSAL TO OPEN ACCESS TO LONDON'S HEATHROW AIRPORT

 CHICAGO, Nov. 18 ~PRNewswire~ -- A candid, public statement today by British Airways' chief executive about the British carrier's refusal to allow its government to open London's Heathrow Airport to more competition confirms why U.S.-U.K. liberalization talks have stalemated, according to United Airlines Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephen M. Wolf.
 "It is indeed unfortunate that British Airways' protectionist posture will keep U.S. flag carriers from competing equally and fairly in the U.S.-U.K. and beyond aviation markets," Wolf said. "British Airways' position, although not surprising, is not in the interest of consumers, U.S. flag carriers, their employees and the communities they serve."
 Wolf called on the British government to disassociate itself from British Airways' protectionist views and engage in meaningful liberalization talks to achieve truly open skies between the United States and the United Kingdom.
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