The US Department of Transportation (DOT) said it will start a route case proceeding for slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, handing a victory to American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines. The two carriers last year petitioned DOT to reallocate a slot pair held by Delta Air Lines for Seattle flights. American and Hawaiian said Delta is “squandering” the slot, operating it a bare minimum to avoid triggering DOT’s 90-day dormancy rule, while Delta said it has reduced ...

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