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EC to clear alliances. (News Briefs).(Brief Article)

European Commissioner for Competition Policy Mario Monti said the EC soon will close its almost-six-year-long probe of the Star Alliance and the so-called Wings alliance between NWA and KLM, which long ago were cleared by US authorities and have operated for several years. "I can inform you that after looking carefully into the alliance between Lufthansa, SAS and United Airlines, the Commission will soon be able to close its investigation as the companies' offer to make slots available at Frankfurt. …

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