COMPTROLLER'S SEAL STATE OF CONNECTICUT
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
NANCY WYMAN
COMPTROLLER
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775
MARK OJAKIAN
DEPUTY COMPTROLLER

MEMORANDUM NO. 95 - 49

July 31, 1995

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention: Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers,
Business Managers
Subject: Settlement of Airline Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has announced the settlement of an airline antitrust class action lawsuit filed by the State Attorneys General for the fifty states, the District of Columbia and certain territories. As a result of this settlement, beginning August 8, l995, all state and local governmental entities will receive a 10% discount on domestic airline tickets for official government business.

The following major and regional commuter airlines are participating.

Major Airlines

Alaska Airlines, Inc. Northwest Airlines Inc.
American Airlines, Inc. Trans World Airlines, Inc.
Continental Airlines, Inc. United Airlines, Inc.
Delta Air Lines, Inc. USAir, Inc.

Commuter Airlines

Air Midwest Express Airlines, Inc. I
Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. dba Northwest Airlink
dba United Express Express Airlines, Inc. II
Allegheny Airlines, Inc. dba Northwest Airlink
(formerly Pennsylvania Florida Gulf
Commuter Airlines, Inc.) G.P. Express
America West Great Lakes Aviation
American Eagle dba United Express
ASA Jetstream International Airlines, Inc.
Atlantic Coast Airlines Liberty Express Airlines
dba United Express Mesaba Airlines, Inc.
Business Express, Inc. dba Mesaba Airlines
dba Business Express Piedmont Airlines, Inc.
CCAir TransWorld Express, Inc.
Chatauqua Airlines Trans States Airlines
COMAIR SkyWest
CommutAir United Feeder Service
Continental Express, Inc. dba United Express
Continental Micronesia, Inc.

This discount will continue for l8 months or until the value of all discounts applied to eligible government entities equals $40,000,000.

The State of Connecticut's travel provider, which is BTI Americas, Inc., is aware of the settlement and, therefore, when ordering an airline ticket for state travel, you will not have to take any action. The 10% discount will automatically be reflected in the cost of the ticket ordered until the end of the program.

Please note that companion tickets for non-official state travel will not receive this special discount.

Please contact the Special Services Division at 566-5057 if you have any questions.

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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