Chile Supreme Court thwarts airline joint venture

Chile’s Supreme Court has blocked a proposed joint venture
between LATAM and both American Airlines and International Airlines Group. 

Chile’s antitrust tribunal had approved the agreement, but
Chilean tourism and consumer-rights groups had appealed that decision, citing
competition concerns. The Supreme Court decision sided with those making the
appeal. 

LATAM plans to continue to pursue the deal — which already
has approval from regulatory bodies in Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay — outside
of Chile, according to Reuters.
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