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Brunel Award winners recognized by DOT Secretary LaHood and FRA Administrator...

WASHINGTON, DC & PARIS, France – LaHood, together with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Joe Szabo, International Union of Railways (UIC) Director General Jean‐Pierre Loubinoux,

AAPR celebrates new DOT rule on airline passenger protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Association for Airline Passenger Rights ("AAPR") today celebrated the U.S. Department of Transportation's ("DOT") new airline passenger protections. Building

National Airlines authorized to operate passenger charters internationally

YPSILANTI, Mich. - National Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo Holdings, is pleased to announce that the U.S.

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DOT grants antitrust immunity to American Airlines, foreign partners

NEW YORK — The Transportation Department has given antitrust immunity to American Airlines and foreign partners, which will let the airlines work together to set fares and schedules across the Atlan

Delta’s trade name violation results in $40K penalty

MINNEAPOLIS — The Transportation Department is hitting Delta Air Lines with a $40,000 penalty for failing to tell some customers that their flights would be operated under the "Delta Connection" nam

Airlines requests for exemption to the tarmac delay rules rejected by...

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it will not approve requests, from five airlines, for a temporary exemption to the tarmac delay rules.

US carriers on-time performance data for January released

Here are U.S. carriers, listed in order of their on-time arrival rating for January. The figures are from the U.S. Transportation Department.1. Hawaiian Airlines, 86.7 percent

ACTE president tells DOT Secretary LaHood: US needs comprehensive air transportation...

In a recent communication addressed to US Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) president, Richard Crum, stated that the time i

ASTA members warned to follow DOT advertising rules

ASTA members are warned to following the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Full-Price and Code-Share advertising rules. Failure to follow these rules may result in steep civil penalties.

ATA comments on DOT stakeholder forum on financial health of commercial...

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) commented today on the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and Secretary LaHood's initiative in bringing aviation stakeholders together to discuss the

Airlines warned on limits for lost bag payments

WASHINGTON — Airlines shouldn't be too cheap when it comes to helping customers whose bags are lost.

US DOT: Airlines improve operating margins

With low-cost operations such as Southwest Airlines reporting profits and network carriers such as Delta Air Lines posting their smallest loss in two years, the airline industry improved its overall o

AirTran applies for Caribbean routes

AirTran Airways said Tuesday it submitted applications with the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin flying to Nassau, Bahamas; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and Aruba.

Alaska Airlines’ obsession with Virgin America’s citizenship continues

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, announced on Friday that it has renewed its request for the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to open to the public its ongoing review of Virgin

DOT says crew not at fault for Continental flight 2816 delay

“We have processes in place to avoid these situations and those processes clearly broke down in this case." This was part of the statement made today by Continental Airlines chairman and CEO Larry K

DOT is “comfortable” with Virgin America’s ownership

The U.S. Department of Transportation has assured Virgin America Inc. that the airline’s ownership structure is compliant with U.S. law, the CEO said in a news report.

DOT: Fuel costs for US carriers significantly lower in May

Fuel costs for U.S. airlines edged lower in May from the prior month and dropped sharply from a year earlier, according to the Department of Transportation.

Continental gets antitrust immunity

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has provided Continental Airlines immunity from antitrust laws allowing the airline to join the Star Alliance.

Continental Airlines receives final approval to join Star Alliance

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) today approved the application for Continental Airlines to join the existing antitrust immunized alliance including United Airlines and eight other Star Allia

Flight attendants are pressing DOT to ensure American jobs are protected

Flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA-CWA) at United Airlines, are pressing the DOT to ensure American jobs are protected when considering the anti-t

United Airlines to furlough 2,150 flight attendants in the fall

United Airlines flight attendants' efforts to protect American jobs when considering the anti-trust immunity filing to join Continental with United and the Star Alliance, take on extraordinary meaning

DOT cancels plans to auction NYC airport slots

US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Wednesday that the federal government was dropping a proposal left over from the Bush administration -- re-distributing takeoff and landing slots at Ne

DOT’s LaHood says government secrecy is for the birds

WASHINGTON — The government is opening up its records of tens of thousands of collisions of birds with airplanes, such as the accident that led US Airways Flight 1549 to ditch into the Hudson River.

ASTA calls on DOT to complete work on Tarmac Delay Task...

ALEXANDRIA, VA - In a letter to Secretary Ray LaHood, following his Senate confirmation as US Secretary of Transportation, ASTA requested today that the department bring to a timely conclusion the wor

CAIR files DOT complaint after Muslims kicked off AirTran flight

WASHINGTON, DC - A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today filed a complaint with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) following an incident Thursday in which nine Muslim

Air Transport Association responds to DOT claim of competition as rationalization...

WASHINGTON, DC - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade association for the leading US airlines, today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Trans

DOT seeks details on airline antitrust immunity

DALLAS - Federal regulators have asked Continental Airlines Inc.

ATA says DOT slot auction decision leaves airlines no choice but...

WASHINGTON, DC - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading US airlines, today responded to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) decision to p