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United States, Brazil Reach Open-Skies Aviation Agreement

December 7th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on United States, Brazil Reach Open-Skies Aviation Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives of the United States and Brazil have agreed to implement an Open-Skies aviation regime, which will significantly liberalize U.S.-Brazil air services for airlines of both countries over a transition period.

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Long Tarmac Delays in September Down From Last Year

November 10th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on Long Tarmac Delays in September Down From Last Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s largest airlines reported four flights in September with tarmac delays of more than three hours, down from six flights in September 2009, with only a slight increase in the rate of canceled flights, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Long Tarmac Delays in August Show Steep Drop from Last Year

October 13th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on Long Tarmac Delays in August Show Steep Drop from Last Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s largest airlines reported only one flight in August with a tarmac delay of more than three hours, compared to 66 flights in August 2009, with no change in the rate of canceled flights, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Antitrust Immunity for Delta, Virgin Blue Alliance in Jeopardy

September 8th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on Antitrust Immunity for Delta, Virgin Blue Alliance in Jeopardy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation today proposed to deny an application for antitrust immunity made by Delta Air Lines and affiliates of the Virgin Blue Group with respect to joint services between the United States and Australia.

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Air Carriers Meet For Alaska International Air Cargo Summit

August 23rd, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on Air Carriers Meet For Alaska International Air Cargo Summit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – At the invitation of Governor Sean Parnell, representatives from 18 air carriers from North America, Asia and Europe, are gathering in Anchorage Aug. 24 at 9 a.m., for an Alaska International Air Cargo Summit.

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Comair Fined for Violations of Denied Boarding Compensation Rules

July 26th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on Comair Fined for Violations of Denied Boarding Compensation Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation today assessed a civil penalty against Comair for violating federal rules regarding passengers denied boarding on oversold flights.

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DOT Awards Four Routes at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

July 6th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on DOT Awards Four Routes at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Transportation today awarded four routes to Tokyo’s downtown Haneda Airport to American Airlines at New York, Delta Air Lines at Los Angeles and Detroit, and Hawaiian Airlines at Honolulu, with service to begin when the airport’s fourth runway becomes operational later this year.

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March Airline On-Time Performance Higher Than Last Year and February

May 11th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on March Airline On-Time Performance Higher Than Last Year and February

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s largest airlines had a rate of on-time flights this past March that was higher than the same month last year and the rate posted in February 2010, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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DOT Proposes Four Routes to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

May 8th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on DOT Proposes Four Routes to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing to award four routes to Tokyo’s downtown Haneda Airport to American Airlines at New York, Delta Air Lines at Los Angeles and Detroit, and Hawaiian Airlines at Honolulu when the airport’s fourth runway becomes operational later this year.

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DOT Denies Requests for Waiver of Tarmac Delay Rule

April 22nd, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on DOT Denies Requests for Waiver of Tarmac Delay Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation today denied the requests of five airlines for a temporary exemption from the new rule limiting tarmac delays.

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