The largest U.S. pilot association called on the U.S. Transportation Department to block SkyWest Airlines from halting service to 29 small communities, calling the proposed cuts an “egregious miscarriage” of the Essential Air Service (EAS) program.
The move by the U.S. Transportation Department is a direct response to the Civil Aviation Administration of China forcing the temporary suspension of a number of routes to China operated by U.S. airlines.
A group of Democratic lawmakers from the U.S. House and Senate introduced a bill that seeks to regulate airline ancillary fees that are judged to be “not reasonable or proportional” to the cost of the services provided.
The aim of the actions announced is to “re-establish U.S. credibility through ambitious domestic commitments ... [and] demonstrate leadership on aviation ambition at the International Civil Aviation Organization,” the White House said.
A new executive order from U.S. President Joe Biden will require airlines to refund fees paid to check bags that are significantly delayed, part of a wide-ranging effort to rein in the negative effects of “corporate consolidation” in various industries.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg that the ban was necessary following Belarus’ forced diversion of a Ryanair flight on May 23 so a dissident journalist aboard the aircraft could be detained.
A bipartisan group of U.S. House lawmakers introduced a bill that would prevent the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) from issuing foreign air carrier permits to so-called “flag-of-convenience” carriers, reviving a multi-year effort to restrict foreign LCCs from operating in the transatlantic market.
Spirit Airlines has filed a complaint with the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) which questions whether JetBlue Airways and American Airlines are coordinating flights and routes “outside of the scope” of their new Northeast alliance.
Benefits of the FAA’s long-running NextGen air traffic control modernization are difficult to measure and have not kept pace with initial projections, the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has found.
The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) is now requiring Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific to file its U.S. flight schedules with the agency so it can determine if the company’s operations are creating adverse conditions.
Boeing failed to meet its obligations in five of 12 areas specified in a 2015 agreement with the FAA that required various safety and quality-control improvements in its Commercial Airplanes division and will pay $5.4 million in new penalties as a result, the FAA said Feb. 25.