Tag: DOT

DOT Tentatively Denies Expansion of Qantas-American Alliance

Reading Time: 1 minute The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a Show Cause Order tentatively denying the application of American Airlines, Inc. and Qantas Airways, Ltd. to expand their existing alliance for services between the United States and Australia/New Zealand. In reaching its tentative decision, DOT analyzed traffic data, passenger bookings, and other evidence submitted in the record of […]

DOT Tentatively Approves Aeromexico-Delta Joint Venture

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Department of Transportation has tentatively approved an application by Delta and Aeromexico to jointly operate flights between the countries. But approval would require the carriers to surrender a portion of departure and landing rights to low-cost competitors at capacity-restrained Kennedy Airport in New York and Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City. If the […]

US Airlines Protest New DOT Consumer Rules

Reading Time: 3 minutes The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has outlined a collection of regulatory initiatives it is characterizing as consumer protection for airline passengers, including expanding airlines’ monthly operational performance reporting requirements and beginning the process for developing a rule on compensation for delayed checked baggage. US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx told reporters on a conference call […]

GCAA & DOT Abu Dhabi Move To Speed Drone Operations Approvals

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is working with Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport (DOT) to electronically link their drone operation approval systems in a pilot project which could halve process times. News of the pilot project, expected to be in operation by the end of this year, came at the Second Drones Middle […]

First Scheduled U.S. Flight in Over 50 Years Lands in Cuba

Reading Time: 2 minutes As part of the Obama Administration’s historic effort to normalize relations with Cuba, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has arrived in Cuba on the first scheduled flight to the island in over 50 years, a JetBlue Airways flight from Fort Lauderdale to Santa Clara. In addition, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) finalized its selection of […]

DoT Recommends Delta to Fly Between MSP and Haneda

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Department of Transportation recommended giving Delta Air Lines a route between Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport and Tokyo’s close-in Haneda Airport just months after Minnesota politicians and business leaders created a dust-up over the issue. Delta will have the option of adding service between MSP and Haneda, if the recommendation is adopted, which is expected […]

DOT Deny Norwegian Air UK’s Bid to Fly to US

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Department of Transportation (DOT) has denied a bid by Norwegian Air to fly to the U.S. after facing months of scrutiny from labor groups, the aviation industry and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. The company applied for a foreign air carrier permit for one of its subsidiaries, Norwegian Air UK, in order […]

Six US Airlines Granted Permission to Operate Cuba Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Six US airlines have been granted permission by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to begin scheduled flights between the US and Cuba in the autumn. The awards follow last December’s bilateral agreement between the US and Cuba to restart scheduled commercial flights between the countries. The route authorities were approved for non-Havana services; DOT […]