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OST-99-6587


Continental Airlines, Inc.

OST-99-6587 December 1, 1999 Application for an Exemption U.S.-South Africa Third-Country Codeshare with Alitalia
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Continental applies for an exemption to provide codeshare services between Newark and Johannesburg, South Africa, via the intermediate point Milan, Italy, with Alitalia.  Continental understands that Alitalia will apply at the appropriate time for a statement of authorization to display Continental's CO* airline designator code on flights operated by Alitalia between Milan and Johannesburg under its codeshare arrangement with Continental.  Continental operates Newark-Milan flights using DC-10 and B-777 aircraft with a seating configuration of 38 BusinessFirst/204 coach seats and 48 BusinessFirst/235 coach seats, respectively. Alitalia operates Milan-Johannesburg flights using MD-11 aircraft with a seating configuration of 30 "Magnifica"/253 coach seats.

Counsel:  Continental and Crowell Moring, Bruce Keiner, 202-624-2500


Continental Airlines, Inc.

OST-99-6587 December 16, 1999 Answer of American Airlines

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U.S.-South Africa Third-Country
Codeshare with Alitalia
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American Airlines, Inc. hereby answers the application submitted on December 1, 1999 by Continental Airlines, Inc., seeking authority to engage in third-country codesharing between the U.S. and South Africa with Alitalia via Milan, Italy. American does not object to Continental's request, provided that American's application of December 3, 1999 in OST-99-6595, to engage in U.S.-South Africa codesharing with British Airways via London, is also granted.

Annex I to the 1996 U.S.-South Africa Air Transport Agreement provides that the U.S. may designate, as of November 1, 1999, a total of four U.S. carriers to serve South Africa under codeshare arrangements with carriers of third countries. Three of these four designations have been assigned. See Order 97-10-14, October 12, 1997 (United/Lufthansa via Frankfurt and Northwest/KLM via Amsterdam). However, Delta should be required to surrender its third-country designation with Air France as a condition for approval of the pending Delta/South African Airways, codesharing applications in OST-99-6556, OST-99-6558, OST-99-6559, and OST99-6555. See the answers of American and Continental in those dockets submitted on December 6, 1999. It would be contrary to the public interest for Delta to codeshare with South African Airways and to hold one of the four third-country codeshare designations as well.  Accordingly, once Delta surrenders its U.S.-South Africa designation with Air France, there will be two available designations for the Department to assign. One should go to American for services with British Airways, and the other should go to Continental for services with Alitalia.  If the Department allows Delta to codeshare with South African Airways and Air France -- an outcome which we strongly oppose -- there would be only one available designation, requiring a carrier-selection proceeding between American/British Airways and Continental/Alitalia. If such a proceeding is necessary, American will show why its proposed service should be selected.

Counsel: American, Carl Nelson, 202.496.5647, carl_nelson@amrcorp.com 


OST-99-6587 - US-South Africa Codeshare with Alitalia

September 24, 2003

Re: Withdrawal of Application

Continental withdraws its application for exemption authority to provide codeshare services between Newark and Johannesburg, South Africa, via Milan, Italy in conjunction with Alitalia. Although Continental remains interested in offering codeshare service to South Africa, no designations are currently available.

Counsel: Crowell Moring, Bruce Keiner, 202-624-2615, rbkeiner@crowell.com


Notices of Action Taken Dismissing Applications - Various Dockets

OST-1996-1417- American - Exemption Renewal- Miami-Paris
OST-1998-3419 - American - US-Japan Combination Services
OST-2003-14523 - American Airlines and Iberia - US-Spain Codeshare
OST-1996-1118 - Arrow Air - US-Uruguay
OST-1999-6587 - Continental - US-South Africa
OST-2000-7655 - Continental - US- Colombia Combination Service Proceeding
OST-2000-7186 - Continental - Houston- Cali, Colombia
OST-2000-7104 - Atlanta/New York- South America: U.S.- Belize; Atlanta, Georgia- Bogotá, Colombia
OST-1997-3218 - Delta - Certificate - Atlanta/New York-South America; US-Belize
OST-2004-19165 - Continental - US-Tripoli, Libya Codesharing with KLM
OST-2001-9953 - Continental - US- Brazil/Argentina Codeshare with Transbrasil
OST-1997-2708 - Delta - US-Brazil Codesharing with Transbrasil
OST-1997-2967 - Delta - US-Recife and Iguassu Falls, Brazil Codeshare with Transbrasil
OST-2002-12161 - Delta - United States-Algiers, Algeria Codeshare with Alitalia
OST-2004-19232 - Northwest - US-Tripoli Codeshare with KLM
OST-2000-7339 - US Airways - LaGuardia- Nassau, Bahamas
OST-2002-12481 - US Airways - Washington Reagan National - Nassau-Bahamas
OST-2002-13854 - US Airways - Boston-Nassau, Bahamas
OST-2001-9952 - Continental - US- Brazil/Argentina Codeshare with Transbrasil
OST-2001-9951 - Continental - US- Brazil/Argentina Codeshare with Transbrasil
OST-2003-16354 - TAMPA - Miami-Lima-Colombia All-Cargo

Issued April 19, 2005

Dismissing Applications - Various Dockets

By: Paul Gretch


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