Open Skies http://atwonline.com/taxonomy/term/7398/more en Editorial - Don't Undermine EU-US Open Skies http://atwonline.com/editorial/editorial-dont-undermine-eu-us-open-skies <div class="node-body article-body"><div style="clear:both;"> <span style="font-size: 13px;">Some six months after Norwegian Air Shuttle applied for US permission to launch its long-haul, low-cost operation, Norwegian Air International (NAI), between Europe and the US, the company is still waiting for a yes or no from the Department of Transportation.</span></div> <p>Latest filings to DOT for and against the application (see story, page 9) show the two sides digging in.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/editorial/editorial-dont-undermine-eu-us-open-skies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/editorial/editorial-dont-undermine-eu-us-open-skies#comments Open Skies Editorial ATW Plus Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:53:00 +0000 137001 at http://atwonline.com Houston asks US, Mexico to liberalize air treaty http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/houston-asks-us-mexico-liberalize-air-treaty <div class="node-body article-body">In an attempt to ensure United Airlines and Southwest Airlines eventually can fly the same routes, the City of Houston has asked the US government to seek a new bilateral agreement with Mexico by the end of 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/houston-asks-us-mexico-liberalize-air-treaty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/houston-asks-us-mexico-liberalize-air-treaty#comments Airlines Open Skies Daily News Airports & Routes City of Houston Department of Transportation ExpressJet SkyWest Southwest Airlines United Airlines US-Mexico Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:28:00 +0000 136531 at http://atwonline.com <p>Southwest Boeing 737-300</p> By Rob Finlayson Norwegian claims EC support for US services; ALPA cites safety concerns http://atwonline.com/open-skies/norwegian-claims-ec-support-us-services-alpa-cites-safety-concerns <div class="node-body article-body">Norwegian Air International (NAI), the long-haul arm of low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian Air Shuttle, claimed European Commission support Tuesday in its efforts to gain US approval to fly between Europe and the US.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/open-skies/norwegian-claims-ec-support-us-services-alpa-cites-safety-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/open-skies/norwegian-claims-ec-support-us-services-alpa-cites-safety-concerns#comments Airlines Open Skies Daily News Safety Airports & Routes ALPA Anthony Foxx Asgeir Nyseth Department of Transportation DOT European Commission Lee Moak Norwegian Air International Norwegian Air Shuttle US-EU open skies agreement Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:30:00 +0000 136061 at http://atwonline.com <p>Norwegian Boeing 787-8</p> By Rob Finlayson FAA bans US flights over Syria citing anti-aircraft weapon concerns http://atwonline.com/security/faa-bans-us-flights-over-syria-citing-anti-aircraft-weapon-concerns <div class="node-body article-body">FAA has issued a new notice to airmen (NOTAM) prohibiting US air carriers from flying in the Damascus Flight Information Region, which includes all of Syria. FAA cited the “ongoing armed conflict and volatile security environment in Syria,” which “poses a serious potential threat to civil aviation.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/security/faa-bans-us-flights-over-syria-citing-anti-aircraft-weapon-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/security/faa-bans-us-flights-over-syria-citing-anti-aircraft-weapon-concerns#comments Open Skies Security Daily News 777 Ben Gurion Boeing FAA ICAO MH17 NOTAM Notice to Airmen US operators Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:19:00 +0000 135971 at http://atwonline.com Russia’s Aeroflot, Transaero must get approval to fly over Ukraine http://atwonline.com/open-skies/russia-s-aeroflot-transaero-must-get-approval-fly-over-ukraine <div class="node-body article-body">Ukraine’s State Aviation Administration is requiring Russian airlines, Aeroflot and Transaero, to get permission for each flight over Ukraine. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/open-skies/russia-s-aeroflot-transaero-must-get-approval-fly-over-ukraine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/open-skies/russia-s-aeroflot-transaero-must-get-approval-fly-over-ukraine#comments Airlines Government Affairs Open Skies Daily News Aeroflot Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines MH17 Russia Shamil Kurmashov Simferopol Airport Transaero Ukraine State Aviation Administration Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:34:00 +0000 135761 at http://atwonline.com <p>Aeroflot Boeing 737-800</p> By Rob Finlayson Finnair CEO considers ramifications of a proposed Trans-Siberian routes ban http://atwonline.com/open-skies/finnair-ceo-considers-ramifications-proposed-trans-siberian-routes-ban <div class="node-body article-body">Finnair management has expressed concerns that if Russian authorities suspend trans-Siberian routes for European carriers in response to European Union sanctions, airlines could see increases in flight times, fuel consumption and cabin crew wages—which would give a competitive advantage to airlines from other regions, such as Asian carriers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/open-skies/finnair-ceo-considers-ramifications-proposed-trans-siberian-routes-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/open-skies/finnair-ceo-considers-ramifications-proposed-trans-siberian-routes-ban#comments Airlines Open Skies Daily News Airports & Routes Airbus A350-900 ATW Plus Finnair Flybe Pekka Vauramo Russia Trans-Siberian route ban Ville Iho Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:32:00 +0000 135811 at http://atwonline.com <p>Finnair A330-300 and A340-300 at Helsinki</p> By Kurt Hofmann Etihad Airways, Oman Air avoid Iraqi airspace http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/etihad-airways-oman-air-avoid-iraqi-airspace <div class="node-body article-body">Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Middle Eastern carrier Oman Air are avoiding Iraqi airspace as a result of the growing deterioration of the security situation in the country.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/etihad-airways-oman-air-avoid-iraqi-airspace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/etihad-airways-oman-air-avoid-iraqi-airspace#comments Airlines Open Skies Daily News Airports & Routes Etihad Airways FAA Iraqi airspace NOTAM Oman Air Paul Gregorowitsch Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:44:00 +0000 135031 at http://atwonline.com <p>Oman Air A330-200</p> By Rob Finlayson Ukraine International Airlines to reroute flights around Russia http://atwonline.com/open-skies/ukraine-international-airlines-reroute-flights-around-russia <div class="node-body article-body">Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has been forced to reroute flights following Russia’s decision last week to ban Ukrainian flights over its territory. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/open-skies/ukraine-international-airlines-reroute-flights-around-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/open-skies/ukraine-international-airlines-reroute-flights-around-russia#comments Airlines Open Skies Daily News Airports & Routes ban political crises Russia UIA Ukraine International Airlines Yuri Miroshnikov Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:34:00 +0000 135151 at http://atwonline.com <p>Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800</p> By Rob Finlayson Russia bans Ukrainian airlines transit http://atwonline.com/open-skies/russia-bans-ukrainian-airlines-transit <div class="node-body article-body">Russia has banned flights by Ukrainian airlines over its territory. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/open-skies/russia-bans-ukrainian-airlines-transit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/open-skies/russia-bans-ukrainian-airlines-transit#comments Airlines Open Skies Daily News Dobrolet Russia Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev trans-Siberian flights Ukrainian airlines Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:44:00 +0000 134871 at http://atwonline.com EC: NAI application complies with US-EU Open Skies agreement http://atwonline.com/open-skies/ec-nai-application-complies-us-eu-open-skies-agreement <div class="node-body article-body">The European Commission (EC) is urging the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to approve Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application for a foreign air carrier permit, arguing that the application does not violate the US-EU Open Skies agreement’s clause on labor regulations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/open-skies/ec-nai-application-complies-us-eu-open-skies-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/open-skies/ec-nai-application-complies-us-eu-open-skies-agreement#comments Airlines Open Skies Daily News air operator’s permit ATW Plus Department of Transportation European Commission Flags of Convenience foreign operator permit NAI Norwegian Air Shuttle Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:59:00 +0000 134781 at http://atwonline.com <p>Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 787-8</p> Courtesy, Norwegian Air Shuttle