06 February 2009

Oberstar's Airline Anti-Trust Bill

On 3 February 2009 Chairman of the US House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee James Oberstar introduced an Airline Anti Trust Bill H.R. 831 UPDATED (HT to Aviation Law Prof Blog). See GovTrack to follow the progress of this bill which has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

The Bill has already attracted some comment:
Any hearings should be interesting.

One has to wonder what impact this move will have on the already commenced second phase of the EU-US air services negotiations.

The relevant current legislation that give the US Department of Transportation the power to grant anti-trust immunity is contained in sections 41308 and 41309, Title 49, United States Code. New Zealand has similar legislation in Part 9 of the Civil Aviation Act.

1 comment:

Carter said...

Hi John-

I am now enjoying your coverage of the sector we both seem to love. Thank you for the link back to our blogs at TWC. It is appreciated!

We have some new stories out today-that you migth be interested in as well.

I look forward to reading your blog on a regular basis!

Regards-

Carter
Trans World Consulting