Delta Execs Fight Bid To Testify At American Airlines Antitrust Trial

Two senior executives at Delta Air Lines Inc on Wednesday urged a Boston federal judge to block a bid by American Airlines Group Inc to force them to testify at an upcoming antitrust trial over an alliance between American and JetBlue.

Lawyers for Delta president Glen Hauenstein, the second-highest-ranking executive at the airline, and Joseph Esposito, senior vice president of Delta’s network planning, argued in a court filing that testifying would pose a “heavy and unwarranted burden” in the US Justice Department’s civil antitrust lawsuit against American over its arrangement with JetBlue.

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