Delta Air Lines will suspend service to 11 domestic non-hub cities, following a decision by the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) to provide greater flexibility from CARES Act minimum service requirements.
The China-U.S. airline-service detente continued June 5 as the U.S. Transportation Dept. (DOT) scrapped a plan to ban Chinese passenger carriers in mid-June, approving a total of two weekly frequencies instead.
Five U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would force airlines to offer cash refunds for all flights canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic, regardless of whether the trip was canceled by the airline or customer.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) denied motions from Spirit Airlines and JetBlue Airways to halt flying to dozens of markets across the country, signaling a refusal to budge on minimum service levels included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) announced emergency grants totaling $10 billion for hundreds of airports across all 50 states, with awards ranging in size from just $1,000 for the smallest airports to hundreds of millions of dollars for the largest.
South Florida-based Spirit Airlines is seeking relief from minimum service requirements attached to the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, as the ULCC looks to suspend service to at least a third of its network amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) has finalized its order spelling out minimum service levels for carriers receiving federal aid, adding greater flexibility for ULCCs and smaller airlines while sticking to the general goal of preserving connectivity for all regions during the COVID-19 crisis.
When the text of the U.S. Government’s “stage-three” coronavirus stimulus effort was publicly released late last week, industry watchers were left scratching their heads over a vague provision requiring air carriers receiving aid to continue serving “all points” in their networks through Sept. 30.
The pot of $29 billion in loan guarantees available for U.S. airlines comes with more restrictions than comparable amounts of available payroll grants, including minimum staffing requirements, though the preliminary U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) procedures leave several major questions unanswered.
A senior U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) official overseeing international aviation agreements said the department will only approve applications for immunized airline alliances “when the competitive benefits are clear and demonstrable.”
U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) auditors will examine the FAA’s recently-updated safety inspector staffing model with an eye on evaluating whether forecasted personnel needs are accurate, and how the agency factors in designees.
A key leader on civil aviation issues in the U.S. House introduced legislation Feb. 26 that would require the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to study, track and assess the sector’s efforts toward curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is looking to clarify its definition of what constitutes unfair and deceptive practices by an airline or ticket agent—a move likely to be welcomed by airlines.