Dash Air Shuttle Delays Launch Again

Dash Air Shuttle announced on July 27, 2022, that the company would be delaying the launch of flights due to a DOT complaint filed by Kenmore Air. The company announced its inaugural date less than a month ago from the latest delay. The Tukwila, Wash-based company has suspended ticket sales…

Air China Fined $300K for Extensive Tarmac Delay

On Feb. 10, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a fine of $300,000 to Air China due to the carrier’s extensive delay violation in 2018. Air China argued that the situation was caused by the chaotic management of New York’s JFK Airport under extreme weather conditions. The Port Authority…

Norse Atlantic Airways Preparing for Launch After Receiving US DOT…

Starting up an airline from scratch is no easy feat, especially amidst a worldwide health crisis that has the stability of the aviation industry in its grasp — as the world has once again witnessed with the ongoing Omicron variant wave hitting various countries, causing several airlines to carry out…

Viva Aerobus, Allegiant Announce Low-Cost Alliance

Allegiant and Viva Aerobus announced on Wednesday their intention to set a fully integrated Trade Alliance Agreement designed to significantly expand the low-cost, nonstop flight alternatives between the U.S. and Mexico. This alliance is the first agreement of this nature in the aviation industry between two ultra-low-cost airlines. Allegiant and…

DOT Holds Ex-Southwest Gates for Low-Cost Carrier Use Only

After the departure of Southwest from Newark Liberty International Airport, the Department of Transportation noted that those vacant slots would not go to any airline moving forward. The government agency announced that the airport will freeze the eight vacant landing slots into New Jersey’s largest airport and will only be…

Manistee Airport Backs EAS Provider Amid Controversy

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, routes provided by Essential Air Service (EAS) — a Department of Transporation (DOT) program that subsidizes flights to airports that might not otherwise receive service — have become, as the name suggests, essential. That's true not only for the communities and travelers that rely on the…

Indian Government In Hot Water over Repatriation Flights

The Coronavirus outbreak has left millions of people stranded worldwide and away from their home countries. Governments across the globe have operated special charters to bring their distressed citizens back home since a considerable portion of global commercial air travel had come to a screeching halt. Countries with larger diaspora…

The All-747 U.S. Airline? An Interview with Avatar Airlines’ Chief…

A couple of weeks ago, I was perusing the latest aviation news from around the internet. I was looking specifically at what I could find surrounding the Department of Transportation (DOT). And I stumbled across an article about Avatar Airlines. It's a name that rang a bell but didn't, of…

Delta Halts Service to 10 Airports Around the U.S.

Facing tremendous challenges posed by the new coronavirus, Delta is suspending flights to ten airports across the country. Delta announced on May 8 that it is cutting service to 10 U.S. secondary airports as part of a previously announced 85% overall reduction in its service schedule. Notably, Delta is halting service…