American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines are making their cases to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) on why they should be awarded slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport currently held by Delta Air Lines for service from Seattle.
Southwest Airlines maintains the US Department of Transportation (DOT) should reallocate one of United Airline’s designations for service between Houston and San Jose del Cabo and Mexico City, arguing that its service is more in the public interest than the regional jet flights operated by Utah-based SkyWest Airlines on behalf of United.
The US government is not wavering from its Open Skies policy and will negotiate Open Skies deals with any friendly country that is interested, despite calls for government to roll back liberalization in order to protect the US airline industry, a senior US Department of State official said.
American Airlines and its pilots, represented by the Allied Pilots Association (APA), remain locked in talks over a new contract proposed by management last week and a union counterproposal, with each side claiming that its version is in the pilots’ best interest.
New visa reciprocal visa regulations between the US and China that go into force Nov. 12 could dramatically affect transpacific demand by markedly increasing the number of visitors from China to the US.
American Airlines is laying out a case for how it thinks the US Department of Transportation (DOT) should seize Delta Air Lines’ Seattle-Haneda flights and reallocate it to the Dallas-based carrier for flights from Los Angeles without re-starting the full reallocation process.
American Airlines is not moving to a revenue-based frequent flyer program when it merges its
AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles systems in the second quarter of next year, but the Dallas-based carrier is not ruling out such a change in the future.
American Airlines, which has the most exposure to Venezuela of any US carrier, expects the country’s economic travails to result in a 2%-4% decrease in the carrier’s system-wide fourth-quarter unit revenue.
Southwest Airlines will see most of its capacity growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 and next year come from expansion at two airports, Dallas Love Field and Washington National Airport (DCA), and upgauging as it removes its remaining Boeing 717s from its fleet.
Delta Air Lines is striking back against claims that it is misusing its slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and stated in a filing the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has no precedent for seizing and reallocating the slots.
The European Commission has called for an “urgent” meeting of the joint committee that governs the US-European Union (EU) open skies to discuss the US Department of Transportation's (DOT) delay in approving Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application to serve the US.
American Airlines is asking the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to seize one of Delta Air Lines’ Tokyo Haneda frequencies and reallocate it to American for service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Documents filed by Southwest Airlines and American Airlines objecting to JetBlue Airways’ proposed Jacksonville, Florida (JAX)-Washington National (DCA) service show just how contentious the battle for valuable slots at the close-in Washington airport can be.