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Maritime Administration announces over $280 million in grants for US ports

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2020 22:03

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced that it has awarded more than $280 million in discretionary grant funding through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program.  ... Read More

Reforms needed at US airliners: Air travel delays

editor editor- May 14, 2019 22:41

Most major US airports experience flight disruptions on a daily basis, with Chicago O'Hare International Airport leading the pack. Within the top 10 airports in major US cities, each airport ... Read More

FlyersRights files lawsuit against US DOT for not enforcing flight delay compensation

editor editor- March 29, 2019 00:12

FlyersRights.org has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Transportation (DOT) in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals over its refusal to enforce the Montreal Convention mandate that airlines ... Read More

FlyersRights asking DOT to regulate airline change fees

editor editor- March 23, 2019 00:35

When Congress deregulated airline prices, routes, and schedules in 1978, Congress preserved the DOT’s responsibility to ensure that international prices and fees remained “reasonable.” This little-known provision of U.S. law ... Read More

Air crash experts: ‘Clear similarities’ between Ethiopian and Lion Air 737 MAX disasters

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 23:05

French air crash investigators are saying that they have found “clear similarities” between last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash and last October’s Lion Air disaster. Both 737 MAX aircraft plunged nose-first ... Read More

Samoa cancels Open Sky Agreement with USA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019 03:48

The Samoa Government has canceled a multi-nation open skies agreement which will be effective from July. The US Department of Transportation has informed the US airlines holding the certificate of authority to ... Read More

FAA urged to immediately ground all Boeing 737 Max in the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 11, 2019 18:41

After the second deadly airline crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8, the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States (FAA) was urged today to immediately ground all 737 Max 8 ... Read More

IATA urges US government, industry, to work together to grow aviation’s benefits 

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 20:22

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the United States government and industry to work together to ensure that aviation is able to accommodate an expected 62% rise in demand ... Read More

US Airways outlines case for Brazil routes with US DOT

editor editor- April 26, 2013 08:16

TEMPE, Ariz. - US Airways has filed a supplement to its March 4 application with the U.S. Read More

Delta, Virgin Atlantic file antitrust immunity application

editor editor- April 9, 2013 05:44

ATLANTA and LONDON - Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. have filed an application with the U.S. Read More

Southwest applies for additional slots at Reagan National Airport

editor editor- December 8, 2012 07:36

DALLAS, Texas - Southwest Airlines today announced it has filed an application with the U.S. Read More

American Airlines had the lowest number of on-time arrivals in September

editor editor- November 10, 2012 01:44

American Airlines had the lowest number of on-time arrivals of any airline this September, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report released Thursday. Read More

American Airlines launches codeshare agreement with Iberia Express

editor editor- August 31, 2012 06:45

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines and Iberia Express, a subsidiary of American's joint business partner, Iberia, received approval from the U.S. Read More

American Airlines launches codeshare agreement with Air Tahiti Nui

editor editor- August 28, 2012 07:39

FORT WORTH, Texas and PAPEETE, Tahiti - American Airlines and Air Tahiti Nui, the international airline of Tahiti, received approval from the U.S. Read More

Air Tahiti Nui and American Airlines announce new codeshare deal

editor editor- June 7, 2012 08:11

FORT WORTH, Texas and PAPEETE, Tahiti - American Airlines and Air Tahiti Nui, the international airline of Tahiti, today announced a bilateral codeshare agreement and applied for approval by the ... Read More

New DOT committee brings focus to airline passenger issues

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- May 30, 2012 10:36

The Consumer Travel Alliance (CTA) has praised the appointment of its director, Charlie Leocha, to the new Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Aviation Consumer Protections (ACACP), sa Read More

BTC: Spirit Airlines lying to its customers and flying public

editor editor- January 26, 2012 05:53

RADNOR, PA - Business Travel Coalition (BTC) today denounced Spirit Airlines for lying to its customers and the flying public regarding a new U.S. Read More

AAPR welcomes new regulations to prevent pilot fatigue

editor editor- December 23, 2011 07:12

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Association for Airline Passenger Rights, (AAPR) welcomed the new federal regulations to prevent airline pilot fatigue issued by the U.S. Read More

Southwest Airlines announces new Mexico flights operated by AirTran Airways

editor editor- December 6, 2011 05:56

DALLAS, Texas - Southwest Airlines and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways announced today the carriers received route authority approval from the U.S. Read More

FlightRights: Airline scare tactics follow tarmac delay fines

editor editor- November 17, 2011 02:38

The largest non-profit consumer organization in the United States representing airline passengers, FlightRights.org, has cautioned that empty threats by airlines against consumers to cancel more fligh Read More

AAPR applauds American Eagle’s $900,000 fine

editor editor- November 15, 2011 07:23

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Association for Airline Passenger Rights, (AAPR) applauded the U.S. Read More

Delta and US Airways welcome DOT approval of slot transaction

editor editor- October 15, 2011 04:21

ATLANTA and TEMPE, Ariz. - Delta Air Lines and US Airways welcome the decision by the Department of Transportation on Oct. Read More

Delta, US Air welcome DOT approval of proposed slot transaction in New York and Washington

editor editor- July 22, 2011 04:47

ATLANTA and TEMPE, Ariz. - Delta Air Lines and US Airways today issued the following statement: Read More

Hawaiian Airlines gets OK from DOT for Tokyo service

editor editor- July 7, 2010 05:02

(eTN) - The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has given its final approval to Hawaiian Airlines’ application to offer nonstop daily service between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Honolul Read More

American Airlines global alliance soon to be OK’d?

editor editor- May 11, 2009 04:10

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation looks poised to approve antitrust immunity for American Airlines' alliance with British Airways, Iberia and other carriers. Read More

Hawaii’s invisible Chinese airline

editor editor- February 24, 2009 10:20

In mid-year 2008, local Hawaii newspapers, including Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) own newsletter, heralded a new air service from Tianjin, China to Honolulu that was to commence on July 28, ... Read More

The beleaguered plight of US airlines

editor editor- September 4, 2008 02:55

Year 2008 will be another year reported to see year-on-year decline in traffic. The last five or six years showed the market actually contracted. Read More