BA, Oneworld partners weigh Heathrow concessions-WSJ

* BA, partners discussing giving up slots at Heathrow-WSJ

* BA confirms talks, but not their content

NEW YORK, Jan 29 (BestGrowthStock) – British Airways PLC and its
Oneworld business partners are in talks with European
regulators about giving up slots at London’s Heathrow Airport
to win antitrust immunity for their alliance, the Wall Street
Journal reported on Friday, citing two people familiar with the
matter.

A U.S. spokesman for British Airways confirmed that the
airline is in discussions with the European Commission
regarding its application for antitrust immunity, but could not
elaborate on the specific details of the current discussions.

“British Airways is very hopeful that we won’t have to give
up any slots,” said U.S. spokesman John Lampl.

British Airways, along with AMR Corp’s (AMR.N: ) American
Airlines and Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana SA (IBLA.MC: ) need
approval from European and American regulators to operate
certain routes across the Atlantic.

American and Iberia could not immediately be reached for
comment.

British Airways has said in the past that it does not need
to give up the slots at Heathrow in order to win regulatory
approval.

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(Reporting by Ernest Scheyder and Martinne Geller;Editing by
Sanjeev Miglani)

BA, Oneworld partners weigh Heathrow concessions-WSJ