US airlines said they are complying with a request from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide information on capacity planning and pricing as part of DOJ’s probe into possible “unlawful coordination” by the carriers.
Delta Air Lines is relinquishing its authority to operate flights between Seattle and Tokyo Haneda Airport, just days after the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued its final order allowing the Atlanta-based carrier to retain the coveted slots.
JetBlue Airways is hitting back hard against the US carriers seeking to limit the Persian Gulf airlines’ access to the US, urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) not to bow to pressure to curtail Open Skies.
Southwest Airlines’ growing international network is focused on bringing US-based leisure travelers to vacation destinations in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, but that could change as the network matures, the carrier’s network planning chief said.
The US government is “taking very seriously” the request Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines and their labor groups have made that consultations begin with the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar on alleged subsidies for the airlines from those countries, a US Department of State official said.
The US airline industry must safeguard itself against “atypical employment practices,” which could threaten safety as well as destroy the compact between employer and employee, a labor leader said here.
In the worst clash so far among European airlines over how to deal with the Persian Gulf carriers, Iberia and British Airways (BA) left industry lobby group Association of European Airlines (AEA) at the end of March.
Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Interjet is asking the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for permission to operate flights between Mexico City and Miami, New York and San Antonio, Texas, flights the carrier operated until its authority “unintentionally” lapsed earlier this month.
Norwegian Air Shuttle’s (NAS) US-based employees are urging the Obama administration to approve Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) foreign air carrier’s permit application, adding their voices to the din surrounding NAI’s controversial application.
Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) opponents have opened a new front in their battle to keep the long-haul low-cost carrier from operating to the US by objecting to the carrier’s loan guarantees from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) for aircraft purchases.
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