Tag: DOT

DOT Cancels AOC for Eastern Air Lines

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Department of Transportation (DOT) has canceled Eastern Air Lines’ air operator’s certificate (AOC), thus bringing to close a long-running—and some say, quixotic—attempt to revive a name storied in aviation history. DOT, in an order dated Nov. 20, said it would “cancel the certificate authority issued to Eastern Air Lines Group Inc., authorizing it to […]

Delta, Korean Air Joint Venture Granted Approval by U.S. DOT

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air took a significant step in the creation of their trans-Pacific joint venture with approval of the joint venture by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The DOT approval reflects the consumer benefits that will be created by the new joint venture. The two carriers will deepen their relationship, offering […]

Frontier Fined $1.5 Million For Denver Tarmac Delays

Reading Time: 2 minutes The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined Frontier Airlines (F9, Denver Int’l) USD1.5 million for lengthy tarmac delays following a snowstorm in Denver Int’l last December. Of the total fine, the DOT has waived USD900,000 because of compensation already paid by the airline to passengers. Under DOT regulations, aircraft with more than 30 passenger […]

FAA To Award $290.6 Million In Airport Infrastructure Grants

Reading Time: 1 minute The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $ 290.6 million in airport infrastructure grants to 105 airports in 38 states across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The airport grant program funds various types of airport infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, and airport […]

DOT Tentatively Approves Norwegian UK Air Permit

Reading Time: 2 minutes The US has tentatively granted low cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian UK a foreign air permit, saying it sees no persuasive basis to deny the application. The tentative go-ahead from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) comes more than 18 months after Norwegian filed its application in December 2015. The application was met with considerable opposition […]

2016 Flight Cancellation, Lost Baggage, Bumping Rates Lowest in Years

Reading Time: 4 minutes In 2016, the reporting carriers canceled 1.17 percent of their scheduled domestic flights, an improvement over the 1.5 percent cancellation rate in 2015 and the lowest in the 22 years with comparable numbers, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR). The previous low was 1.24 percent in 2002. The reporting carriers canceled 1.6 percent […]

DOT Proposes New Baggage Fee Disclosure Rules

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the last week of the Obama Administration, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed that airlines and ticket agents be required to disclose specific baggage fees when providing airfare information. In a supplemental notice Jan. 17, DOT is proposing that airlines and ticket agents must disclose — while customers are researching airline fares — […]

American Airlines Fined $1.6 Million for Violating Tarmac Delay Rule

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) fined American Airlines $1.6 million for violating the Department’s rule prohibiting long tarmac delays. The airline was ordered to cease and desist from future similar violations. This fine represents the highest amount assessed against an airline for violating the tarmac delay rule, matching a similar $1.6 million fine assessed […]

DOT: Airlines Should Notify Fliers if They Allow Voice Calls in Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced its proposal to require airlines and ticket agents to disclose in advance to consumers if the carrier operating their flight allows passengers to make voice calls using mobile wireless devices. Currently, the Federal Communications Commission’s rules prohibit the use of mobile devices on certain radio frequencies onboard aircraft, […]

DOT Grants Norwegian Permit to Begin US Services

Reading Time: 1 minute Norwegian Air International (NAI) has been granted approval to begin flights between Ireland and the US after a three-year process in which the US Department of Transportation (DOT) seemed reluctant to give the go-ahead despite being unable to find any legal reason to reject the application. In a dramatic turnaround Dec. 2, DOT announced it […]