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OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers


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Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued August 23, 2005 | Served August 26, 2005

Notice | Word

The Department, through its own exploration of how to better serve the public interest, as well as through its desire to be responsive to comments voiced in various fora by affected parties,' has been seeking ways to improve the means by which we carry out procedures related to our international aviation licensing responsibilities. We recognize that the need for such streamlining is especially important in the present highly competitive and largely liberalized international aviation environment, where carriers face pressing demands to maximize efficiency and to minimize costs and the impact of administrative delay.

Before issuing a show‑cause order to formally launch this process, we want to know the full range of carriers that would wish to be included and the full scope of the authorities that they would want to be covered by a route integration award. We thus call upon all U.S. carriers holding international route authority and desiring to be awarded authority under our contemplated blanket route integration certificate to so advise us in a submission to this Docket, no later than fifteen days from issuance of this notice.

By: Karan Bhatia



American Eagle and Executive Airlines

OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2005-22261 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - US-Mexico

August 26, 2005

Application of American Eagle and Executive Airlines for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity in Response to Notice on Streamlining Regulatory Procedures

American Eagle Airlines, Inc. and Executive Airlines, Inc. d/b/a American Eagle, in response to the Department's notice of August 23, 2005 on streamlining regulatory procedures for licensing U.S. and foreign air carriers (OST-2005-22228) hereby apply for a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property to correspond to U.S.-Mexico routes for which American Eagle Airlines, Inc. holds authority by exemption.

Counsel: American, Carl Nelson, 202-496-5647, carl.nelson@aa.com



American Airlines

August 26, 2005

American Airlines Response to Streamlining Regulatory Procedures

American would wish to be included in the proposed route integration award, and urges that the authority granted be expressed in the broadest possible terms, i.e., carriers may integrate all of their certificate and exemption authority to the full extent permitted by applicable bilateral agreements. The authority should not be limited to integration of certificates and exemptions in existence at the time of the award, as such a limitation would require constant amendment of the integration authority each time a new certificate or exemption is added to a carrier's portfolio. Broad authority would provide maximum operating flexibility to carriers and minimize regulatory burdens.

Counsel: American, Carl Nelson, 202-496-5647, carl.nelson@aa.com



Hawaiian Airlines

August 30, 2005

Hawaiian Airlines Request to be Granted the Widest Integration Authority

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. hereby responds to the Department's Notice dated August 23, 2005 in the above-referenced docket as it may relate to the granting of integration authority to air carriers already holding certificate and/or exemption authority from the Department.

Hawaiian specifically requests that it be granted the widest integration authority for the route authority and exemption authority it presently holds including routes 33, 264, and 734 and Exemption Authority Notice of Action Taken dated 10/9/2003 (LAX-Cancun, Ixtapa, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta); Exemption Authority Notice of Action Taken dated 11/12/2003 (Phoenix to Acapulco, Cancun, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Mexico City, Monterey, San Jose del Cabo, Ixtapa) and Exemption Authority Notice of Action Taken dated 1/30/2004 (Honolulu-Sydney, Australia).

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2725, jhill@dlalaw.com



August 30, 2005

JetBlue Integration Notice

JetBlue specifically requests that it be granted the widest integration authority for the exemption authority it presently holds. Should DOT take favorable action on JetBlue's pending request for certificate action in Docket OST-2004-17264 (March, 2004), JetBlue further requests that its existing exemption authority, to the extent not superseded by DOT's certificate action, and that certificate authority provide for the widest integration possible, JetBlue persently holds exemption authority from the Department in Dockets OST-2004-17265 and 18796 to Santo Domingo and Santigo, Dominican Republic and Nassau, Bahamas.

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2725, jhill@dlalaw.com



September 1, 2005

Delta Air Lines Integration Notice

Delta urges that the authority granted be expressed in the broadest possible terms to allow carriers to integrate all of their certificate and exemption authority to the full extent permitted by applicable international agreements. Notably, the route integration certificate should apply prospectively to all future carrier exemption and certificate applications approved by the Department -- and not be limited certificates and exemptions now in existence.

Counsel: Hogan & Hartson, Alexander Van der Bellen, 202-637-8382, sascha.vanderbellen@hhlaw.com



September 6, 2005

Atlas Air - Interest in Route Integration Authority Inclusion

Pursuant to the Department's Notice served August 26, 2005, Atlas Air, Inc. wishes to advise you of its interest in being included in the contemplated grant of route integration authority. Atlas concurs with the suggestions of Delta Air Lines that the authority (1) be of indefinite duration and (2) apply prospectively to include future grants of certificate and exemption authority.

Counsel: Atlas, Russell Pommer, 202-822-9121, rpommer@atlasair.com



September 7, 2005

America West Requests Route Integeration Inclusion

We are submitting this letter on behalf of America West Airlines, Inc. in response to the Department's Notice of August 23, 2005, in the above referenced docket. America West wishes to be included in the proposed route integration certificate, and that the broadest possible authority be granted to the fullest extent permitted by applicable bilateral agreements. America West requests that the authority not be limited to integration of current certificate and exemption authority, but also extend to all future awards of certificate or exemption authority.

Counsel: Greenberg Traurig, Joanne Young, 202-530-8520, youngj@gt.law.com


September 7, 2005

Continental and Continental Micronesia Request Route Integration Inclusion

Continental Airlines, Inc. and Continental Micronesia, Inc. advise the Department of their desire for awards of authority in the above referenced docket under the Department's contemplated blanket route integration certificate. Continental and Continental Micronesia take this opportunity to commend the Department for its efforts to streamline the Department's procedures for awarding route integration authority.

Continental and Continental Micronesia urge the Department to grant the broadest possible authority to integrate all existing and future certificate and exemption authority issued by the Department, subject to a necessary condition for each route that integration must be consistent with applicable international aviation agreements. Continental and Continental Micronesia request issuance of this authority for an indefinite period to ensure the public benefits of the Department's streamlining initiative are ongoing and uninterrupted.

Continental and Continental Micronesia welcome the Department's proposal and encourage the Department's consideration of additional measures the Department could adopt to eliminate unnecessary burdens on airlines and the Department.

Counsel: Continental, Thomas Bolling, 713-324-5606


September 7, 2005

Re: Evergreen International Airlines Blanket Route Integration

By its Notice served August 26, 2005 the DOT asked carriers holding international route authority to notify the Department if they wished to he awarded blanket route integration authority consistent with the terms of the Notice. On behalf of Evergreen International Airlines, Inc. the undersigned hereby advises the Department that Evergreen seeks to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity for route integration authority.

Like others that have commented in this Docket, Evergreen urges that such authority be issued prospectively (thereby avoiding the constant need to seek a certificate amendment) and to make the term of the certificate indefinite, and not just for a live year term.

Counsel: Silverberg Goldman, Robert Silverberg, 202-944-3300


September 7, 2005

Gemini Air Cargo Desires Route Integration Inclusion

In response to the Department's request in its Notice of August 23, 2005, in the above docket, Gemini Air Cargo, Inc., desires to be awarded authority under the blanket route integration certificate that the Department contemplates issuing in this proceeding.

Gemini concurs in the recommendations of other carriers that the integration authority should be of indefinite duration and that it should also apply to future grants of certificate and exemption authority.

Counsel: Roller & Bauer, Moffett Roller, 202-331-3300, mroller@rollerbauer.com


September 7, 2005

Kalitta Air Requests Route Integration Inclusion

On behalf of Kalitta Air, L.L.C. I am filing the following comments in response to the Department's August 23, 2005 notice in the abovecaptioned docket, requesting expressions of interest from U.S. air carriers wishing to be included in a blanket route integration certificate. Kalitta Air congratulates the Department on taking this step toward easing the regulatory burdens on U.S. air carriers, and wishes to be included in this order.

Kalitta Air holds exemption authority for scheduled all-cargo service to a number of points in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. It wishes to ensure the maximum operating efficiency and flexibility for its international services, and accordingly needs the greatest degree of route integration authority the Department can permit, consistent with the relevant bilateral agreements. Accordingly, Kalitta requests that the Department grant such authority for an unlimited duration (rather than the five-year certificate proposed) and that the award be made prospective to encompass and future grants of route authority.

Counsel: Sher & Blackwell, Mark Atwood, 202-463-2513


September 7, 2005

Nortwest Airlines Requests Route Integration Inclusion

Pursuant to the Department’s Notice of August 23, 2005, Northwest Airlines, Inc. hereby requests that it be included in the proposed route integration certificate, and that the broadest possible authority be granted to the fullest extent permitted by applicable bilateral agreements. Northwest further requests that this authority not be limited to integration of current certificate and exemption authority, but that it also extend to future awards of certificate and exemption authority.

Counsel: Northwest, Ronald Brower, 202-842-4184, ron.brower@nwa.com


September 7, 2005

United Air Lines Urging Blanket Status

United joins other carrier such as American Airlines, Inc. and Delta Air Lines, Inc. in urging that the blanket route integration be just that - a blanket. It should cover not just existing exemption and certificate authority but should also prospectively cover new route authority awarded after issuance of the route integration certificate. Otherwise, as noted by American and Delta, carriers and the Department staff will be faced with virtually continuous amendments to the route integration certificate as new route authorizations are added.

In addition, rather than issue a blanket route integration certificate for a five year term, as the Department's notice appears to propose, the route integration certificates should be effective for an indefinite term. A five-year term has been adopted for route authority in limitedentry markets where the Department undertakes a periodic review of a carrier's performance. See, e.g. Certificate Duration in Limited-Entry Markets, Final Rule and Policy Statement, 51 Fed. Reg. 43180, 43184 (Dec. 1, 1986). Route integration authority, on the other hand, is not subject to such concerns and should be issued for an indefinite period as is the case for other certificate authority in open-entry markets.

The Department has previously included route integration authority in certificates of ublic convenience and necessity issued for indefinite terms in open-entry markets. See, e.g., United's Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity for Route 791 (U.S.-Italy) issued by Order 2000-4-5 and for Route 812 (U.S.-France) issued by Order 2002-5-25.

Counsel: Wilmer Cutler, Jeffrey Manley, 202-663-6670, jeffrey.manley@wilmerhale.com


September 7, 2005

Re: Request for United Parcel Service for Route Integration Certificate

UPS requests that it be included in the Department's route integration certificate award and asks for the broadest integration authority available. UPS urges that the Department issue the route integration certificate in the broadest possible terms so that carriers may integrate all current certificate and exemption authority along with any future exemption or certificate authority. UPS believes that a broad route integration certificate that includes both current and any future authority would best serve the Department's goals of improving administrative efficiency and easing burdens on carriers. Should the Department choose not to award such a broad certificate, UPS requests a route integration certificate that encompasses all of UPS' current certificate and exemption authority. UPS' current route integration exemption authority was granted by Notice of Action Taken dated December 10, 2004 in Docket OST-1999-6044.

Counsel: Kelley Drye, David Vaughan, 202-955-9792, dvaughan@kelleydrye.com


September 6, 2005

US Airways and PSA Airlines - Requested Route Integration Inclusion

US Airways and PSA hereby request that they each be included in the contemplated blanket route integration certificate discussed in the Notice. US Airways and PSA submit (i) that the blanket route integration authority be granted in the broadest possible terms, (ii) that it not be limited to the integration of then-existing certificate and exemption authorities, but that it encompass prospective (future) authorities, and (iii) that it be for the longest possible duration. Such broad authority would maximize operational flexibility for carriers and minimize regulatory burdens on carriers as well as the Department.

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass, howard_kass@usairways.com



September 8, 2005

Re: ABX Air Request for Route Integration

On behalf of ABX Air, Inc. the undersigned hereby notifies the Department that ABX seeks to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity for route integration authority as described in the Notice served August 26, 2005. ABX urges that such authority be issued prospectively and to make the term of the certificate indefinite, and not just for a five year term.

Counsel: Silverberg Goldman, Robert Silverberg, 202-944-3300


September 8, 2005

Amerijet International - Request for Route Integration Inclusion

Pursuant to the Department's Notice Served August 25, 2005, Amerijet International, Inc. hereby requests that it be included in any award of integrated route authority the Department may issue. Amerijet believes that the Department's proposal is a good one, and it encourages the Department to proceed as described in the Notice. Amerijet also agrees with Delta Air Lines and urges the Department to decide that the authority awarded be of indefinite duration and apply prospectively to include future awards to carriers of certificate and exemption authority.

Counsel: John Richardson, 202-828-0158, jrichardson@johnlrichardson.com


September 8, 2005

ATA - Request for Route Integration Inclusion

AirTran Airways, Inc. hereby responds to the Department's Notice dated August 23, 2005 in the above-referenced docket. AirTran wishes to be included in the proposed grant of integration authority to air carriers already holding certificate and/or exemption authority from the Department.

AirTran specifically requests that it be granted the widest integration authority for the exemption authority it presently holds and that this authority extend to future certificate and exemption authority.

Counsel: Wiley Rein, Bert Rein, 202-719-7080, brein@wrf.com


September 8, 2005

FedEx - Request for Route Integration Renewal

Federal Express Corporation hereby responds to the Department's August 23 Notice asking carriers to advise you of their interest in being awarded route integration authority.

FedEx Express appreciates and strongly supports the deregulatory spirit the Notice reflects. We wish only to advise you that we have on file an application to renew our current route integration exemption in Docket OST-1995-838, as well as an application for permanent route integration authority in Docket 45985. We understand that the latter application has been retired and FedEx Express is prepared to submit a supplemental application for certificate authority, if so requested.

Counsel: FedEx, Bailey Lopard, 901-434-8600


September 8, 2005

Polar Air Cargo - Request for Route Integration Inclusion | Word

In response to the Department’s Notice served August 26, 2005, Polar Air Cargo, Inc. respectfully submits this letter to confirm its wish to be awarded authority under the contemplated blanket route integration certificate. Polar would note, however, that it agrees with the suggestions of Delta Air Lines and other carriers that such certificate authority be of indefinite duration and apply to existing as well as prospective awards of certificate and exemption authority.

The standard conditions attached today to any award of certificate, exemption or route integration authority provide sufficient regulatory safeguards to permit a blanket route integration certificate of indefinite duration. Yet, as proposed, this new certificate would be effective for five years, requiring applications for route integration amendments and renewals. For these reasons, Polar would urge the Department to amend the proposal to permit a blanket route integration certificate of indefinite duration, dispense with requirements to otherwise amend or renew the authority and, by this means, more fully realize the streamlining benefits intended by the initiative.

By: Polar Air Cargo, Kevin Montgomery



OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Liecensing US and Foreign Air Carriers
OST-2005-22433 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - US-Australia
OST-2005-22434 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - US LAX-Cancun, Itxapa, Manaznillo, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
OST-2005-22435 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - US Phoenix-Acapulco, Cancun, Gaudalajara, Hermosillo, Mexico City, Monterrey, San Jose del Cabo, Ixtapa, Mexico

September 9, 2005

Application of Hawaiian Airlines for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity in Response to Notice on Streamlining Regulatory Procedures

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. herewith applies pursuant to the Notice issued by the Department of Transportation on August 26, 2005 in Docket OST-2005-22228 for certificate authority from the United States to Australia and Mexico, and related integration authority as provided in the Notice issued August 23, 2005 in Docket OST-2005-22228. Exemption authority to all destinations was previously granted by Notice of Action Taken in Dockets OST-2004-16923 and OST-2001-10736.

Hawaiian plans to continue daily service in the code share markets and scheduled service in the Australian market until receipt of authority hereunder its exemption authority granted in the referenced Dockets. Code share service on flights operated by Alaska Airlines is offered to five destinations in Mexico from Los Angeles: Cancun, Ixtapta, Mazanillo, Mazlatlan, and Puerto Vallarta with Hawaiian continuing its two letter code (HA) on Alaska's flights. Code share services on flights operated by America West and America West Express carriers Mesa Airlines, will be offered to eight destinations in Mexico from Phoenix: Acapulco, Cancun, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Mexico City, Monterrey, Los Cabos, and Ixtapa, with Hawaiian placing its two letter designated code (HA) on flights operated by America West aircraft (HP) and America West Express carriers Mesa Airlines (YY) to Monterrey to Guadalajara.

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2725, jhill@dowlohnes.com



OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Liecensing US and Foreign Air Carriers
OST-2004-17624 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Dominican Republic and Jamaica

September 9, 2005

Renewal of Application of JetBlue Airways for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Foreign Scheduled Air Transportation

On March 8, 2005 JetBlue Airways Corporation filed an Application for Certificate Authority to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. On August 23, 2005 the Department of Transportation issued a Notice in Docket-2005-22228 announcing new processing procedures for issuance of certificate authority for US and foreign air carriers. In light of that Notice and because JetBlue wishes to receive the certificate authority for which it filed in 2004, Jetblue herewith files this Renewal of its prior Application and request issuance of the requested certificate authority and the widest possible integration authority as contemplated by the Notice.

Counsel: JetBlue and Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2000, jhill@dowlohnes.com



September 8, 2005

Re: ASTAR Air Cargo's Request for Route Inegration Authority

Pursuant to the Department's Notice served August 26, 2005, ASTAR Air Cargo, Inc. requests to be included in the contemplated grant of route integration authority.

ASTAR specifically requests that it be granted the widest integration authority for the routes which it currently holds including Routes 195, 195-F, 692, 707 and 725; authority granted by Orders 80-5-8, 80-6-28, 80-9-106 and 81-6 22; and exemption authority granted by Notices of Action taken dated April 6, 2005 (U.S.-Kuwait); June 6, 2005 (Wilmington, Ohio-various points in Mexico; Saltillo, Mexico-various U.S. points); and June 14, 2005 (LAX-Mexico City).

Counsel: Lachter & Clements, Roxanne Clements, 202-862-4321

http://www.astaraircargo.us/


September 8, 2005

Re: Frontier Airlines' Request for Route Integration Authority

Frontier Airlines hereby responds to the Department's Notice dated August 23, 2005 in the above‑referenced docket. Frontier wishes to be included in the proposed granting of integration authority to air carriers already holding certificate and/or exemption authority from the Department.

Frontier specifically requests that it be granted the widest integration authority for the exemption authority it presently holds and that this authority extend to future certificate and exemption authority.

Counsel: Wiley Rein, Edward Faberman, 202-719-7000

http://www.frontierairlines.com/


September 9, 2005

Re: Spirit Airlines' Request for Route Integration Authority

Spirit Airlines, Inc. hereby advises the Department of its desire for award of authority in the above-referenced docket under the Department’s contemplated blanket route integration certificate.

Spirit urges the Department to grant the broadest possible authority to integrate all existing and future certificate and exemption authority issued by the Department, subject to a necessary condition for each route that integration must be consistent with applicable international aviation agreements. Spirit appreciates the Department’s effort to streamline the regulatory process, and would support further initiatives to this end.

Counsel: Garfinkle Wang, Anita Mosner, 703-522-0900



September 12, 2005

Re: Arrow Air's Request for Route Integration Authority

Arrow Air, Inc. d/b/a Arrow Cargo hereby responds to the Notice served August 26, 2005 in the above docket and states that it desires to be awarded authority under the blanket route integration certificate that the Department contemplates issuing in this proceeding.

Arrow concurs in the recommendations of other carriers that the integration authority should be of indefinite duration and that it should also apply to future grants of certificate and exemption authority.

Counsel: Lawrence Wasko, 202-862-4370



OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Liecensing US and Foreign Air Carriers
OST-2005-22462 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - US-Canada

September 13, 2005

Application of Air Wisconsin for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity in Response to Notice on Streamlining Regulatory Procedures

Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation herewith applies pursuant to the Notice issue by the Department of Transportation on August 26, 2005 in Docket OST-2005-22228 for certificate authority from any point in the United States to any point in Canada and related integration authority. Exemption authority to Canada was previously granted by Notice of Action Taken in Docket OST-2002-12198.

AWAC plans to continue daily scheduled service in the Canadian markets until receipt of authority hereunder its exemption authority granted in the referenced Dockets. Code share service is proved to both United Express and US Airways Expres to the following cities in Canda: Toronto.

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2725, jhill@dowlohnes.com



OST-2005-22576 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - US-Cancun
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedure Docket Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers

September 26, 2005

Application of JetBlue Airways for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Foreign Scheduled Air Transportation

JetBlue Airways Corporation respectfully submits this application for certificate authority authorizing JetBlue to engage in foreign scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 41102 to Cancun, Mexico from New York, New York.

The exemption requested herein is for the tranportation of persons, property and mail in combination service between JFK Airport and Cancun, Mexico. JetBlue will operate these routes with Stage 3 compliant airbus A-320 aircraft, the same air craft it presently operates to all its destinations. JetBlue's A-320 aircraft are configured to carry 156 customers.

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2000, jhill@dlalaw.com



OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing
OST-2005-22577 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

September 26, 2005

Application of PSA Airlines for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 41102, Subpart B of the Department's Rules of Practice, and the Department's Notice, posted August 26, 2005, about streamlining regulatory procedures for licensing U.S. and foreign air carriers, PSA Airlines, Inc. hereby requests parallel certificate authority for its existing exemptions to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail, as well as for such authority for Open Skies markets in the Caribbean region for which it has not previously sought or obtained any authority. PSA further seeks integration authority to combine this authority with PSA's other authorities.

Counsel: US Airways and O'Melveny Myers, Donald Blsiss, 202-383-5300, dbliss@omm.com



OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing
OST-2005-22578 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

September 26, 2005

Application of US Airways for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 41102, Subpart B of the Department's Rules of Practice, and the Department's Notice, posted August 26, 2005, about streamlining regulatory procedures for licensing U.S. and foreign air carriers, US Airways, Inc. hereby requests parallel certificate authority for US Airways' pending and existing exemptions to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail, as well as for such authority for Open Skies markets for which US Airways has not previously sought or obtained any authority. US Airways further seeks integration authority to combine this authority with US Airways' other authorities.

Counsel: US Airways and O'Melveny Myers, Donald Blsiss, 202-383-5300, dbliss@omm.com



OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2005-22434 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - US LAX-Cancun, Itxapa, Manaznillo, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
OST-2005-22435 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - US Phoenix-Acapulco, Cancun, Gaudalajara, Hermosillo, Mexico City, Monterrey, San Jose del Cabo, Ixtapa, Mexico

September 30, 2005

Notice of Withdrawal of Hawiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. herewith withdraws its applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity filed in both Dockets OST-2005-22434 and 22435.

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2725, jhill@dowlohnes.com



Order 2005-12-5
OST-2005-22228

Issued and Served December 9, 2005

Order to Show Cause - Bookmarked

By this order we tentatively find that it is in the public interest to grant to each air carrier in the above-captioned proceeding the blanket route integration certificate attached as Appendix A to this order.

In response to the Notice, we received more than 20 submissions to the Docket from U.S. carriers seeking blanket route integration authority. The applicants of record are listed above, in the caption for this proceeding. For the most part, the carriers requesting such authority urged us to grant it in the broadest possible terms so that it would encompass prospective or future awards of authorities, as well as all currently held authority, and would be valid for an indefinite period or, alternatively, the longest possible duration, as opposed to the five-year term described in the Notice.

Decision:

We have tentatively decided to grant to each applicant of record a blanket route integration certificate covering all of its current and prospective international route authorities. We tentatively find that the award of such authority, with the enhanced operational flexibility and administrative convenience it would accord to the holder, is consistent with the public convenience and necessity. The authority would be subject to standard route integration and certificate conditions, and such other conditions as the Department may establish. The certificate would be awarded for a five-year duration and open to renewal. Consistent with the Notice, we will use a self-executing final order (Appendix B) to issue to each applicant of record an initial five-year blanket route integration certificate of public convenience and necessity in the form attached as Appendix A, assuming no objections and upon completion of the 49 U.S.C. § 41307 Presidential review.

We have considered requests that we issue longer term or even indefinite route integration authority. However, we tentatively find that it would be more reasonable in the circumstances presented to award the authority for an appropriate and suitably limited length of time to give us the opportunity to review our streamlining approach to blanket route integration authority before renewing it. We tentatively regard five years as the appropriate length of time for this purpose.

We note that some applicants of record may have previously submitted applications requesting route integration authority, among other things. To the extent superseded by the action taken here, we will deem those portions of pending applications as moot, as Department action on them would be duplicative and narrower in scope than the blanket route integration authority we intend to issue, and we will deem all such requests to have been dismissed without prejudice.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2005-22228 - Streamling Regulatory Procedures
OST-1999-5868 - Amendment of Certificate Authority for Route 561

December 20, 2005

Amendment Number One to Application of Continental Airlines for Renewal and Amendment of Certificate Authority

Continental amends its application, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 41102 and Subpart B of the Department's Rules of Practice, for renewal and amendment of its Route 561 U.S.-Mexico certificate authority to seek authority pursuant to the Department's August 23, 2005 notice on streamlining regulatory procedures to provide scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail between Houston and Mazatlan and between points in the United States and points within Mexico beyond the Continental and ExpressJet authorized Mexican gateway points for transborder services for purposes of blind-sector codesharing services offered between the Mexican gateway points and other points within Mexico on flights operated by Aeromexico as well as authority to integrate this authority with Continental's existing certificate and exemption authority.

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



OST-2004-17265 - Exemption - New York JFK-Santo Domingo/Santiago, Dominican Republic
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers

January 3, 2006

Application of jetBlue for Renewal of Exemption

The exemption requested herein is for the transportation of persons, property and mail, in combination service, between JFK Airport and Santo Domingo, DR and between JFK Airport and Santiago, DR. JetBlue operates these routes with stage 3 compliant airbus A‑320 aircraft, the same aircraft it presently operates to San Juan, Puerto Rico. JetBlue's A‑320 aircraft are configured to carry 156 customers.

Counsel: JetBlue and Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2000, jhill@dlalaw.com



OST-2004-17264 - Certificate of Public Convenience - US-Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers
OST-2006-23759 - Exemption - US-Bermuda

January 26, 2006

Application of jetBlue for an Exemption to Provide Foreign Scheduled Air Transportation and to Shorten the Answer Period

The exemption requested herein is for the transportation of persons, property and mail, in combination service, on at least a daily basis between JFK Airport and Bermuda. JetBlue will operate these routes with Stage 3 compliant EMBRAER E-190 aircraft. JetBlue's E-190 aircraft are configured to carry 100 customers.

JetBlue is prepared to start service from New York (JFK) to Bermuda in May of this year and requests that the Department issue as soon as possible an exemption and a certificate for such service. Further, JetBlue requests that, consistent with the Department's recent integration order, JetBlue be allowed to integrate this authority with all other foreign authority it holds to the widest extent possible.

JetBlue notes that Spirit Airlines filed on January 23, 2006 an Emergency Exemption to begin service to Bermuda on May 15, 2006. JetBlue agreed to Spirit's request to shorten the answer period and interposed no objection to the grant of the exemption. JetBlue requests that its request for authority be acted on at the same time as Spirit's Emergency exemption in light of the fact that its request for authority has been on file with DOT for more than a year and a half.

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2000, jhill@dlalaw.com



OST-1997-2558 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity- Route 171 (Segments 3, 4 (for the Philippines), 5 and 6)
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures

February 9, 2006

Amendment to Application of Continental Micronesia for Certificate Authority

Continental Micronesia amends its May 8, 2002, application for renewal of certain segments of its certificate for Route 171 to request, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 41102 and Subpart B of the Department's Rules of Practice, an amendment of its certificate for Route 171 to include authority, pursuant to the Department's August 23, 2005 notice on streamlining regulatory procedures, to provide scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail between Guam and Cairns, Australia; Guam and Nagoya, Japan; and Honolulu and Nagoya, Japan. Continental Micronesia also requests authority to integrate this new authority with certificate and exemption authority already held by Continental Micronesia. Continental Micronesia asks that this authority be effective for at least a five-year period and that this application be processed by expedited non-hearing procedures pursuant to Subpart B of the Department's Rules of Practice.

Continental Micronesia recognizes that its request for route integration authority will become moot if the Department issues a final order granting Continental Micronesia's application for certificate authority granted tentatively by Order 2005-12-5.

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



Order 2006-1-1
OST-2005-22228

Issued January 3, 2006 | Served March 7, 2006

Final Order - Bookmarked

By Order 2005-12-5, issued December 9, 2005, we directed all interested persons to show cause why we should not make final our tentative findings and conclusions stated therein and award to each applicant of record a blanket route integration certificate of public convenience and necessity in the form attached to the Order and subject to the conditions set forth therein and to such other conditions as the Department may establish. We gave interested persons 21 days to file objections to the Order. We said that if no objections are filed with respect to an applicant of record, all further procedural steps shall be deemed waived with respect to that applicant, and the Department will enter an order (subject to Presidential review under 49 USC 541307) which will make final the findings and conclusions of the Order as to that applicant of record.

No objections were received within the time period provided.

We make final our findings and conclusions as stated in the Order and award to the applicant of record a blanket route integration certificate of public convenience and necessity and conditions attached thereto.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers
OST-2006-24735 - Foreign Air Carrier Permit - Italy-US All-Cargo

May 22, 2006

First Supplement to Application for a Foreign Air Carrier Permit of Cargoitalia

Cargoitalia, S.p.A. hereby supplements its application for a Foreign Air Carrier Permit to provide scheduled and charter air transportation of property and mail between Italy and the United States by submitting the following Exhibit to the Application:

Exhibit Cargoitalia-9: Air Operator Certificate l'Aviazione Civile on May 19, 2006.

It is our understanding that a designation from the Italian Government to the Department of State will take place shortly.

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2000, jhill@dowlohnes.com



OST-2004-18639 - Foreign Air Carrier Permit - Belgium-US All-Cargo Service
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers

July 24, 2006

Motion for Immediate Action of TNT Airways

TNT requests the Department to act immediately on TNT's pending application in the above-referenced docket for a foreign air carrier permit.

TNT has on file in the above-captioned docket an application for a foreign air carrier permit for all-cargo services between Belgium and the US. for which it holds current temporary exemption authority in Docket OST-2002-12017. TNT's exemption authority is set to expire on August 26, 2006. As TNT's application has been pending before the Department for two years and is non-controversial given the open-skies agreement between the US. and Belgium, TNT requests that the Department act immediately on its pending application in accordance with the procedures set out in the Notice.

TNT is concurrently filing an application to renew its exemption authority for a two year period or until the Department acts on its pending application for permit authority in this docket.

See, Order 2006-7-22 (Air Comet S.A.), where similar action was taken with respect to a pending foreign air carrier permit application in conjunction with renewal of temporary exemption authority. See also, Order 2006-6-28 (Cargoitalia, S.p.A.).

Counsel: Wilmer Hale, Jeffrey Manley, 202-663-6670, jeffrey.manley@wilmerhale.com



OST-2006-25478 - Certificate - US-World Cargo Points
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers

July 26, 2006

Application for a Certificate of Southern Air

Southern Air, Inc. applies, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 41102, Subpart B of the Department's Rules of Practice, and the Department's August 23, 2005 notice on streamlining regulatory procedures, for a certificate authorizing it to provide scheduled air transportation of property and mail between a point or points in the U.S. via intermediate points and a point or points in the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Iceland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Jordan, Singapore, Taiwan, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, New Zealand, Brunei, Malaysia, Aruba, Chile, Uzbekistan, Korea, Peru, Netherland Antilles, Romania, Italy, U.A.E., Pakistan, Bahrain, Argentina, Qatar, Tanzania, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Slovakia Republic, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Turkey, Gambia, Nigeria, Morocco, Rwanda, Malta, Benin, Senegal, Poland, Oman, France, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Cape Verde, Samoa, Jamaica, Tonga, Albania, Madagascar, Gabon, Indonesia, Uruguay, India, Paraguay, Maldives, Ethiopia, Thailand, Mali, Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Chad and Australia and beyond.

Southern also requests that its certificate authorize it to provide air transportation of property and mail between a point or points in Luxembourg, Iceland, Czech Republic, Germany, Singapore, El Salvador, Guatemala, Slovakia Republic, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria, Slovakia Republic, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria, Morocco, Rwanda, Malta, Benin, Senegal, Poland, Oman, France, Uganda, Cape Verde, Samoa, Tonga, Albania, Madagascar, Gabon, Indonesia, Uruguay, India, Paraguay, Maldives, Ethiopia, Thailand, Mali, Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon and Chad pursuant to seventh-freedom all-cargo rights granted in open skies agreements with these countries.

Southern also asks that it be awarded certificate authority between a point or points in the United States and Hong Kong and a point or points in the U.K.

Finally, Southern also requests the same blanket route integration authority granted to other carriers by Order 2006-1-1, asks that the authority requested be effective for an indefinite period and asks that this application be processed by expedited non-hearing procedures pursuant to Subpart B of the Department's Rules of Practice.

Southern holds a certificate of public convenience and necessity and exemptions authorizing it to engage in interstate and foreign charter and scheduled air transportation of property and mail. See, e.g., Order 1999-11-17 (Docket OST-1999-5670) and Order 2000-2-8 (Dockets OST-1999-5670 and OST-1999-6591) and Notice of Action Taken, May 8, 2006 (Docket OST-2006-24703).

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



OST-2006-25917 - Open Skies Streamlining Certificate
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers

September 21, 2006

Application of Continental for a Certificate

Continental applies, pursuant to the Department's August 23, 2005 notice on streamlining regulatory procedures for a certificate authorizing it to provide scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail between a point or points in the U.S. via intermediate points and a point or points in the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Iceland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Jordan, Singapore, Taiwan, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, New Zealand, Brunei, Malaysia, Aruba, Chile, Uzbekistan, Korea, Peru, Netherland Antilles, Romania, Italy, U.A.E., Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Tanzania, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Slovakia Republic, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Turkey, Gambia, Nigeria, Morocco, Rwanda, Malta, Benin, Senegal, Poland, Oman, France, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Cape Verde, Samoa, Jamaica, Tonga, Albania, Madagascar, Gabon, Indonesia, Uruguay, India, Paraguay, Maldives, Ethiopia, Thailand, Mali, Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Chad and beyond. Continental asks that the additional authority requested be effective indefinitely and asks that this application be processed by expedited non-hearing procedures.

Although Continental already holds authority to serve some of these open skies countries, including all of them in a single certificate will streamline Continental's authority, provide indefinite authority where time-limited authority is currently held and avoid unnecessary renewal applications.

Continental holds various certificates of public convenience and necessity and exemptions authorizing it to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail. (Order 2005-3-24 (Docket OST-2004-19077), Order 2002-7-31 (Docket OST-1996-2016) and Order 2002-5-25 (Dockets OST-1998-4686 and OST-2002-11760)

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



OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers
OST-2006-25917 - Open Skies Certificate Authority

October 3, 2006

Answer of Northwest Airlines

Northwest and Continental have each applied for certificate authority to countries that have entered into Open Skies agreements with the United States. In addition, Northwest seeks exemption authority to serve those same countries. Both Northwest’s and Continental’s applications should be granted without delay.

These applications are clearly in the public interest and are consistent with the fundamental principles of international deregulation that led the United States to enter into Open Skies agreements in the first place. Moreover, grant of the requested authorities will simplify the application and renewal process for routine, non-controversial authorities – and will thereby further the Department’s regulatory “streamlining” policy.

Counsel: Northwest, Alexander Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184, sascha.vanderbellen@nwa.com


OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers
OST-2006-26037 - Open Skies Certificate Authority

October 3, 2006

Application for a Certificate

Northwest Airlines, Inc. hereby applies, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 41102, Subpart B of the Department’s Rules of Practice, and the Department’s August 23, 2005 notice on streamlining regulatory procedures for a certificate authorizing Northwest to provide scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail from a point or points in the United States, via intermediate points, to a point or points in the Open Skies countries listed in Attachment A, and beyond.

Grant of Northwest’s application is consistent with the fundamental principle underlying the U.S. Government’s decision to enter into Open Skies agreements with each of these countries – namely, that carrier services should be governed by the needs of the marketplace and not regulation. Providing Northwest with the full measure of operating rights available under these important air transport services agreements will better enable Northwest to respond to market demand. Moreover, grant of the requested authorities will significantly reduce the burden of processing non-controversial Open Skies applications and renewals – thus furthering the Department’s regulatory “streamlining” initiative.

Counsel: Northwest, Alexander Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184, sascha.vanderbellen@nwa.com


OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers
OST-2006-26038 - Open Skies Exemption Authority

October 3, 2006

Application for an Exemption

Northwest Airlines, Inc. hereby applies, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 40109, Subpart C of the Department’s Rules of Practice, and the Department’s August 23, 2005 notice on streamlining regulatory procedures for an exemption authorizing Northwest to provide scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail from a point or points in the United States, via intermediate points, to a point or points in the Open Skies countries listed in Attachment A, and beyond.

Grant of Northwest’s application is consistent with the fundamental principle underlying the U.S. Government’s decision to enter into Open Skies agreements with each of these countries – namely, that carrier services should be governed by the needs of the marketplace and not regulation. Providing Northwest with the full measure of operating rights available under these important air transport services agreements will better enable Northwest to respond to market demand. Moreover, grant of the requested authorities will significantly reduce the burden of processing non-controversial Open Skies applications and renewals – thus furthering the Department’s regulatory “streamlining” initiative.

Counsel: Northwest, Alexander Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184, sascha.vanderbellen@nwa.com



OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers
OST-2006-25917 - Continental - Open Skies Certificate Authority
OST-2006-26037 - Northwest - Open Skies Certificate Authority
OST-2006-26038 - Northwest - Open Skies Exemption Authority

Consolidated Answer of United Air Lines to Application of Continental for Certificate and Applications of Northwest for a Certificate and for an Exemption

United has on file with the Department several pending applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity or for amendments to existing certificates requesting authority to serve many of the same countries included in Continental's and Northwest's certificate applications. See Application of United, dated October 19, 1999, as amended June 27, 2000, and November 17, 2003, in Docket OST-1999-6385; Application of United, dated March 5, 1993, as amended February 27, 1998, in Docket OST-1995-625; Application of United, dated August 13, 1992, as amended October 8, 1992, and January 7, 1998, in Docket OST-1995-495.

United has no objection to the granting of Continental's and Northwest's applications so long as United's own pending applications for similar authority are granted no later than Continental's and Northwest's applications. Although United's applications were filed as much as fourteen years ago and were unopposed, the Department has taken no action on those applications.

If the Department is not prepared to fully act on all of United's pending applications, it should, at a minimum, grant United the same authority requested by Continental and Northwest (i.e., certificate authority to serve all countries with which the U.S. has Open Skies agreements). Although, as is also the case with Continental and Northwest, United already has certificate authority to serve many of those countries, for administrative convenience, the Department should issue United one certificate for all such countries, as both Continental and Northwest have also requested.

Counsel: Wilmer Hale, Jeffrey Manley, 202-663-6670, jeffrey.manley@wilmerhale.com



OST-2006-26419 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - US-Open Skies Countries
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers

November 20, 2006

Application of Cargo 360 for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

Cargo 360 seeks a certificate authorizing it to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and the countries listed in Exhibit A, each of which has entered into an open skies agreement with the United States insofar as all-cargo services are concerned, including intermediate and beyond authority. Additionally, Cargo 360 requests that the certificate authorize it to engage in scheduled air transportation of property and mail between points in the countries listed in Exhibit B pursuant to seventh-freedom all-cargo rights granted to U.S. carriers under the bilateral agreements with those countries.

Cargo 360 requests that all authority issued in response to this application be effective
for an indefinite period. Cargo 360 recognizes that pursuant to Order 2006-1-1, blanket route integration authority was issued to other carriers for a five-year period. Cargo 360 would accept a similar five-year limitation on that authority if necessary.

Regarding Cargo 360's request for U.S.-U.K. and U.S.-Hong Kong authority, while neither the United Kingdom nor Hong Kong subscribes to an open-skies agreement with the United States, rights for U.S.-U.K. all-cargo service are unrestricted, as are rights for U.S.-Hong Kong all-cargo service excluding intermediate and beyond rights. Thus the requested U.K. and Hong Kong authority should be granted with the other authority requested here.

Cargo 360 currently operates between the United States and the Republic of Korea. As market conditions warrant, Cargo 360 may expand its pattern of scheduled all-cargo operations incrementally to include service in any of the markets identified in this application. Issuance of the authority requested here would eliminate the need for multiple applications for non-controversial exemption or certificate authority, conserving the Department's and Cargo 360's time and resources.

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Aaron Goerlich, 202-776-3970, agoerlich@ggh-airlaw.com



OST-2007-27481 - Exemption - Boston-Bermuda
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers

March 1, 2007

Application of jetBlue for an Exemption to Provide Foreign Scheduled Air Transportation

JetBlue is prepared to start service from Boston to Bermuda by May 1st of this year. JetBlue will operate these routes with State 3 compliant EMBRAER E-190 aircraft. Service will commence May 1st and run seasonally until October 31st.

Counsel: JetBlue and Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2000, jhill@dowlohnes.com



OST-2007-27637 - Exemption - Boston-Aruba Scheduled Passenger
OST-2005-22228

March 15, 2007

Application of jetBlue for an Exemption

The exemption requested herein is for the transportation of persons, property and mail, in combination service, starting Saturday only but perhaps growing to daily service within a year between BOS Logan Airport and Aruba, Aruba. JetBlue will operate these routes with Stage 3 compliant A-320 or E-190 aircraft. JetBlue's proposed schedule for these flights is:

BOS-AUA AUA-BOS
0730-1215 1315-1815

JetBlue is prepared to start service from Boston to Aruba by July of this year and requests that the Department issue as soon as possible an exemption for such service. Further, JetBlue requests that, consistent with the Department's recent integration order, JetBlue be allowed to integrate this authority with all other foreign authority it holds to the widest extent possible.

JetBlue requests that the exemption be granted for a period of two years or until the Department takes final action on its certificate application for the issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for foreign combination service.

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2725, jhill@dowlohnes.com



OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2006-25917 - Open Skies Streamlining Certificate

March 22, 2007

Amendment Number One to Application of Continental for a Certificate

As a result of the successful negotiation of a multilateral U.S.-EU agreement offering unprecedented new opportunities for U.S.-Europe service, Continental amends its September 21, 2006 application in these dockets for a certificate authorizing it to provide scheduled air transportation of persons property and mail between a point or points in the U.S. via intermediate points and a point or points in named countries and beyond to include the following additional named countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Kuwait, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Spain and the U.K.

Continental expects to institute new flights pursuant to this agreement before summer 2008, including flights serving London Heathrow airport pursuant to commitments that slots and facilities at London Heathrow will be available to fulfill the promise of opening the skies there.

Continental already holds London authority on Routes 383 (Newark) and 482 (Houston) which is not restricted to any particular London airport, and that authority remains in effect pursuant to renewal applications submitted in 1995 (Houston) and 1997 (Newark) in Dockets OST-1995-115 and OST-1997-2919, respectively. Continental's Cleveland authority on Route 733 is limited to London (Gatwick).

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



OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2000-8516 - London; Europe/Middle East /Africa/Asia; Istanbul/Ankara, Turkey

March 23, 2007

Supplement No. 2

On March 22, 2007, the Council of European Transport Ministers unanimously ratified an historic open skies agreement between the United States and the European Union. That agreement is expected to take full effect on March 30, 2008, the beginning of the Summer 2008 traffic season.

Accordingly, American hereby files Supplement No. 2 to the captioned application so as to request certificate authority in additional open skies markets covered by the U.S.-EU open skies agreement as to which American does not already hold authority or which are not already listed in Attachment 3 initially submitted on August 26, 2005. We also take this opportunity to add eight new non-EU open skies markets that have been negotiated since August 2005. These additional open skies markets are listed in Attachment 3 appended hereto.

In the event the Department determines to proceed by exemption authority prior to awarding certificate authority, the Department should grant exemption authority to American for all open skies markets listed in initial Attachment 3 and in Attachment 3.

Counsel: American, Carl Nelson, 202-496-5647, carl.nelson@aa.com



Order 2007-4-2
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2000-8516 - London; Europe/Middle East /Africa/Asia; Istanbul/Ankara, Turkey

Issued February 23, 2007 | Served April 3, 2007

Order Issuing Certificate - Bookmarked | Word

By this order we grant American Airlines, Inc. certificate authority to provide combination service to all of our foreign aviation partners that have entered into an open-skies agreement with the United States where that agreement is being applied. For administrative convenience purposes, the term “open-skies partners” also refers to foreign aviation partners that are parties to the Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transportation.

On our own initiative, we have also decided to grant to American certificate authority to serve Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Samoa, Singapore, and Tonga, each a signatory to the Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transportation.  We defer action on the remainder of American’s requests and will handle them separately. Our action here establishes a new route certificate, in the form attached at Appendix B.

We are converting American’s existing exemption authority to serve open-skies partners to certificate authority.  We are deferring action on the remainder of American’s request to convert its existing exemption authority to certificate authority.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2006-25917 - Open Skies Certificate Authority

April 6, 2007

Answer of the City of Houston and the Greater Houston Partnership

The Houston Parties strongly support the expansion of route and service opportunities that will flow from the new agreement, and applaud the Department and its colleagues in other agencies for their efforts in achieving this historic milestone. Houston is especially pleased that the agreement will lift the archaic “Bermuda II” restrictions on service to London Heathrow. Heathrow remains the preferred airport for London-bound passengers, especially business travelers, and Continental has indicated that it intends to shift its Houston-London flights to Heathrow in 2008, assuming the availability of the necessary Heathrow slots and other facilities.

Counsel: Zuckert Scoutt, Rachel Triner, 202-298-8660, rbtrinder@zsrlaw.com



Order 2007-4-19
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing
OST-2006-25917 - Continental - Open Skies Certificate Authority
OST-2006-26037 - Northwest - Open Skies Certificate Authority

Issued March 20, 2007 | Served April 18, 2007

Order Issuing Certificates | Word

By this order we grant Continental Airlines, Inc., Northwest Airlines, Inc. and United Air Lines, Inc. certificate authority to provide combination service to all of our foreign aviation partners that have entered into an open-skies agreement with the United States where that agreement is being applied.

On our own initiative, we have also decided to grant to the carriers certificate authority to serve Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Samoa, Singapore, and Tonga, each a signatory to the Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transportation. Our action here establishes for each carrier a new route certificate.

We will also, on our own initiative, grant the carriers blanket authority such that when an additional foreign aviation partner enters into an open-skies agreement with the United States, and where that agreement is being applied, authority to serve that open-skies partner will automatically be included as part of the carrier’s certificate authority without the need for further action by the Department or the carrier.

By: Paul Gretch


Order 2007-4-20
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing
OST-2005-22578 - US Airways - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

Issued March 23, 2007 | Served April 18, 2007

Order Issuing Certificate | Word

By this order we grant US Airways, Inc. certificate authority to provide combination service to all of our foreign aviation partners that have entered into an open-skies agreement with the United States where that agreement is being applied.

On our own initiative, we have also decided to grant to US Airways certificate authority to serve Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Samoa, Singapore, and Tonga, each a signatory to the Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transportation. We defer action on the remainder of the carrier’s requests and will handle them separately.  Our action here establishes for the carrier a new route certificate

We are converting US Airways’ existing exemption authority to serve open-skies partners to certificate authority.  We are deferring action on the remainder of its request to convert its existing exemption authority to certificate authority.

We will also, on our own initiative, grant the carrier blanket authority such that when an additional foreign aviation partner enters into an open-skies agreement with the United States, and where that agreement is being applied, authority to serve that open-skies partner will automatically be included as part of the carrier’s certificate authority without the need for further action by the Department or the carrier.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2007-0017 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - US-Colombia
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

October 12, 2007

Application of jetBlue for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Foreign Scheduled Transportation

JetBlue understands that on September 13, 2007, the United States entered into a Consolidated Air Transport Agreement with Columbia to expand scheduled passenger frequencies. Specifically, JetBlue understands that the following passenger frequencies will become available: (1) 7 additional frequencies on December 1, 2007; (2) 7 additional frequencies on April 1, 2008; and (3) 7 additional frequencies on October 1, 2008.

The designation and frequencies requested herein are for the transportation of persons, property and mail in combination service between (i) Orlando, Florida and Bogota, Columbia, and (ii) Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Bogota, Columbia. Flights from Orlando will originate in Boston and flights from Fort Lauderdale will originate at Washington, Dulles International Airport. JetBlue will operate these routes with Stage 3 compliant A-320 aircraft. JetBlue's A-320 aircraft are configured to carry 150 customers. JetBlue plans to inaugurate daily nonstop Orlando-Bogota service on or about April 1, 2008, and daily nonstop Fort Lauderdale-Bogota service on or about October 1, 2008.

JetBlue requests, consistent with the air services agreement between Columbia and the United States, fourteen US.-Columbia frequencies and designation authority to operate such services. JetBlue requests that this exemption authority remain in effect for at least two years, or until ninety days after final Department action granting JetBlue certificate authority with respect to these routes, whichever occurs earlier.

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-766-2000, jhill@dowlohnes.com



OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2004-17265 - Exemption - New York JFK-Santo Domingo/Santiago, Dominican Republic

October 17, 2007

Application of jetBlue for Renewal of Exemption

JetBlue Airways Corporation respectfully requests the Department of Transportation to renew its exemption granted in Docket OST-2004-17265, as renewed by NOAT dated January 25,2006, pending issuance of permanent certificate authority pursuant to both DOT'S Notice issue in Docket OST-2005-22228 and JetBlue's certificate application originally requested in Docket OST-2004- 17264, to allow JetBlue Airways to continue to operate scheduled combination service between the United States (John F. Kennedy International Airport) and the Dominican Republic, (Santa Domingo and Santiago).

The exemption requested herein is for the transportation of persons, property and mail, in combination service, between JFK Airport and Santo Domingo, DR and between JFK Airport and Santiago, DR. JetBlue operates these routes with Stage 3 compliant airbus A-320 aircraft, the same aircraft it presently operates to San Juan, Puerto Rico. JetBlue's A-320 aircraft are configured to carry 156 customers.

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2000, jhill@dowlohnes.com



OST-2006-23759 - Exemption - New York (JFK)-Bermuda
OST-2004-17264 - Certificate of Public Convenience - US-Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers

November 8, 2007

Application of jetBlue for Renewal of Exemption

JetBlue Airways Corporation files this Application for Renewal of Exemption to provide scheduled air service of persons, property and mail to Bermuda ("BDA"). By Notice of Action Taken in Docket OST-2006-23759, the Department granted JetBlue's original request filed January 26, 2006.

JetBlue requests that the exemption be granted for a period of two years or until the Department takes final action on its certificate application filed with the Docket Section, in Docket OST-2004-17264, for the issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for foreign combination service.

JetBlue operates these routes with Stage 3 compliant EMBRAER E-190 aircraft. JetBlue's E-190 aircraft are configured to carry 100 customers.

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2000, jhill@dowlohnes.com



OST-2007-0084
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Served November 28, 2007

Notice Inviting Applications | Word

The Department continues to implement the regulatory streamlining initiative, announced in an August 2005 notice (Docket OST-2005-22228).  Under the streamlining initiative, the Department previously invited carriers to seek, and in response issued, blanket route integration certificates and blanket open-skies certificates to qualifying U.S. air carriers.

By Order 2006-1-1, we issued a five-year blanket route integration certificate to each U.S. air carrier that requested the blanket route integration authority in response to the August 2005 notice.  The certificate permits the carrier to integrate all of its route authority, both currently held and prospective (subject to applicable bilateral agreement provisions and certain standard conditions).   These certificates enable those U.S. carriers to enjoy greatly enhanced routing flexibility without the need to seek route integration authority as part of future exemption or certificate applications.

Subsequently, a number of other U.S. air carriers have requested blanket route integration authority and still others have requested route integration on a case-by-case basis.  Accordingly, since we are processing those applications, we are inviting other interested U.S. air carriers that do not currently hold a blanket route integration certificate to request one in this docket. The certificate would be subject to our standard certificate conditions, as well as the standard conditions we impose on awards of route integration authority.

Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Docket OST-2007-27790), Cargo 360, Inc. (Docket OST-2006-26419), Custom Air Transport, Inc. (Docket OST-2007-27790), and Southern Air, Inc. (Docket OST-2006-25478) have already filed applications requesting blanket route integration authority.  These carriers need not respond to this Notice.

We are prepared to entertain requests for the blanket open-skies certificates from additional U.S. carriers currently authorized to conduct foreign scheduled air transportation. The decision to grant a carrier blanket open-skies certificate authority will be done on a case-by-case basis.

We request that any U.S. air carrier interested in obtaining a blanket route integration certificate notify the Department no later than December 12, 2007 in Docket OST-2005-22228. U.S. air carriers who now wish to apply for blanket open-skies certificate authority, to conduct either all-cargo or combination services, should file applications with the Department in Docket OST-2007-0084, no later than December 12, 2007.

By: Paul Gretch



December 11, 2007

Request of ATA Airlines for a Blanket Route Integration Certificate

Pursuant to the Notice issued by the Department on November 28, 2007, ATA Airlines, Inc. hereby requests that it be granted a blanket route integration certificate for the maximum five-year period.

Counsel: Zuckert Scoutt, Malcolm Benge, 202-973-7904, mlbenge@zsrlaw.com


December 11, 2007

Request of North American Airlines for a Blanket Route Integration Certificate

Pursuant to the Notice issued by the Department on November 28, 2007, North American Airlines, Inc. hereby requests that it be granted a blanket route integration certificate for the maximum five-year period.

Counsel: Zuckert Scoutt, Malcolm Benge, 202-973-7904, mlbenge@zsrlaw.com


December 11, 2007

Request of World Airways for a Blanket Route Integration Certificate

Pursuant to the Notice issued by the Department on November 28, 2007, World Airways, Inc. hereby requests that it be granted a blanket route integration certificate for the maximum five-year period.

Counsel: Zuckert Scoutt, Malcolm Benge, 202-973-7904, mlbenge@zsrlaw.com



December 12, 2007

Re: ASA In the Matter of Blanket Route Integration Authority

Pursuant to the Department's Notice served November 28, 2007 in the above-referenced Docket, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. hereby notifies the Department of its interest in obtaining a blanket route integration certificate. 

ASA is a certificated air carrier' holding authority to conduct foreign scheduled air transportation. See Notices of Action Taken dated March 4, 2004 (Docket OST-2004-17112) (U.S.-Bahamas); November 16, 2007 (Docket OST-2004-17960) (Atlanta-Providenciales); January 31, 2006 (Docket OST-2006-23689) (U.S.-Jamaica) April 5, 2006 (Docket OST-2006-24220) (U.S.-Canada); May 9, 2006 (Docket OST-2006-24591) (U.S.-Dominican Republic); June 21, 2006 (Docket OST-2006-25018) (U.S.-Belize); and October 19, 2007 (Dockets OST-2005-22550, OST-2005-23147 and OST-2006-24426) (Atlanta-Mexico). In addition, ASA is today applying for blanket open-skies certificate authority in Docket DOT-OST-2007-0084.

Counsel: Hogan & Hartson, Robert Cohn, 202-637-4999, recohn@hhlaw.com


December 12, 2007

Re: Chautauqua In the Matter of Blanket Route Integration Authority

Pursuant to the Department's Notice served November 28, 2007 in the above-referenced Docket, Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. hereby notifies the Department of its interest in obtaining a blanket route integration certificate. 

Chautauqua is a certificated air carrier' holding authority to conduct foreign scheduled air transportation. See Notice of Action Taken dated November 16, 2007 (Docket OST-2005-20255) (U.S.-Canada). In addition, Chautauqua is today applying for blanket openskies certificate authority in Docket DOT-OST-2007-0084.

Counsel: Hogan & Hartson, Robert Cohn, 202-637-4999, recohn@hhlaw.com


December 12, 2007

Re: Comair In the Matter of Blanket Route Integration Authority

Pursuant to the Department's Notice served November 28, 2007 in the above-referenced Docket, Comair, Inc. hereby notifies the Department of its interest in obtaining a blanket route integration certificate. 

Comair is a certificated air carrier' holding authority to conduct foreign scheduled air transportation. See Notices of Action Taken dated November 16, 2007 (Docket OST-2004-17800) (U.S.-Jamaica); November 8, 2007 (Docket OST-2005-22737) (CincinnatiCancun); April 5, 2006 (Docket OST-2006-24235) (U.S.-Canada); and November 16, 2006 (Docket OST-2006-26123) (U.S.-Bahamas). In addition, Comair is today applying for blanket open-skies certificate authority in Docket DOT-OST-2007-0084.

Counsel: Hogan & Hartson, Robert Cohn, 202-637-4999, recohn@hhlaw.com


December 12, 2007

Re: Freedom Airlines In the Matter of Blanket Route Integration Authority

Pursuant to the Department's Notice served November 28, 2007 in the above-referenced Docket, Freedom Airlines, Inc., a certificated air carrier, hereby notifies the Department of its interest in obtaining a blanket route integration certificate. 

Although Freedom does not presently hold authority to conduct foreign scheduled air transportation other than small aircraft operations exempted under 14 C.F.R § 206.5, Freedom has held such authority in the past. See Notices of Action Taken dated February 26, 2003 (Docket OST-2003-14318) (Phoenix-Guadalajara) and March 27, 2003 (Docket OST-2003-14574) (U.S.Canada). However, Freedom is today applying for blanket open-skies certificate authority in Docket DOT-OST-2007-0084, and is requesting a route integration certificate in anticipation of the approval of that application and other foreign scheduled authority in the near future.

Counsel: Hogan & Hartson, Robert Cohn, 202-637-4999, recohn@hhlaw.com


December 12, 2007

Re: Mesa Air In the Matter of Blanket Route Integration Authority

Pursuant to the Department's Notice served November 28, 2007 in the above-referenced Docket, Mesa Airlines, Inc. hereby notifies the Department of its interest in obtaining a blanket route integration certificate. 

Mesa is a certificated air carrier' holding authority to conduct foreign scheduled air transportation. See Notices of Action Taken dated December 4, 2007 (U.S.-Canada); and October 22, 2007 (Docket OST-2003-16529), February 9, 2006 (Docket OST-2003-16718), August 3, 2006 (Docket OST-2004-18440) and November 7, 2006 (Docket OST-2004-19546) (U.S.-Mexico). In addition, Mesa is today applying for blanket open-skies certificate authority in Docket DOT-OST-2007-0084.

Counsel: Hogan & Hartson, Robert Cohn, 202-637-4999, recohn@hhlaw.com


December 12, 2007

Re: Republic Airlines In the Matter of Blanket Route Integration Authority

Pursuant to the Department's Notice served November 28, 2007 in the above-referenced Docket, Republic Airline Inc. d/b/a Republic Airlines hereby notifies the Department of its interest in obtaining a blanket route integration certificate. 

Republic is a certificated air carrier' holding authority to conduct foreign scheduled air transportation. See Notices of Action Taken dated February 2, 2007 (Docket OST-2005-22506) (U.S.-Canada); and February 22, 2007 (Docket OST-2007-27199), April 12, 2007 (Docket OST-2007-27746), June 27, 2007 (Docket OST-2007-28499) and August 3, 2007 (Docket OST-2007-28760) (U.S-Mexico). In addition, Republic is today applying for blanket open-skies certificate authority in Docket DOT-OST-2007-0084.

Counsel: Hogan & Hartson, Robert Cohn, 202-637-4999, recohn@hhlaw.com


December 12, 2007

Re: Shuttle America In the Matter of Blanket Route Integration Authority

Pursuant to the Department's Notice served November 28, 2007 in the above-referenced Docket, Shuttle America Corporation hereby notifies the Department of its interest in obtaining a blanket route integration certificate. 

Shuttle is a certificated air carrier' holding authority to conduct foreign scheduled air transportation. See Notices of Action Taken dated November 16, 2007 (Docket OST-2005-21119) (U.S.-Canada); March 31, 2006 (Docket OST-2006-24218) (U.S.-Bahamas); December 28, 2006 (Docket OST-2006-26712) (U.S-Jamaica); April 9, 2007 (Docket OST-2007-27814) (U.S.-Dominican Republic); and September 27, 2007 (Docket OST-2007-29135), October 22, 2007 (Docket DOT-OST-2007-0015) and November 28, 2007 (Docket DOT-OST-2007-0077) (Atlanta-Mexico). In addition, Shuttle is today applying for blanket open-skies certificate authority in Docket DOT-OST-2007-0084.

Counsel: Hogan & Hartson, Robert Cohn, 202-637-4999, recohn@hhlaw.com




OST-2007-0084 - Blanket Route Integration Authority and Blanket Open-Skies Certificate Authority
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

December 18, 2007

Application of SkyWest for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and Motion for Leave to File

SkyWest hereby applies for a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing SkyWest to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail, including authority to operate via the U.S. and intermediate points to a point or points within countries with which the U.S. has a bilateral or multilateral open skies agreement.

Further, SkyWest applies for a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing it to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between the U.S. and each of the following effectively open-entry Caribbean countries:

Anguila
Antigua and Barbuda
The Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Grenada
Haiti
Montserrat
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent & the
Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos

SkyWest requests that the Department consider its application in parallel to the other applications pending in this docket and that the Department also require that any answers be due on January 2, 2008.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Lorraine Halloway, 202-624-2500, lhalloway@crowell.com



OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers
OST-2005-22462 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - US-Canada

February 6, 2008

Re: Air Wisconsin Request for Integration Authority

Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation requests, in conjunction with its Application for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity in Docket OST-2005-22462, that it be granted as extensive integration authority as possible with the grant ofits certificate.

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2725, jhill@dowlohnes.com



Order 2008-5-4
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued March 4, 2008 | Served May 7, 2008

Order Issuing Certificates - Bookmarked

We grant the request of each of the following applicants for a blanket route integration certificate of public convenience and necessity: Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation; Alaska Airlines, Inc.; Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc.; ATA Airlines, Inc.; Cargo 360, Inc.; Chautauqua Airlines, Inc.; Comair, Inc.; Custom Air Transport, Inc.; Mesa Airlines, Inc.; North American Airlines, Inc.; Republic Airlines, Inc.; Shuttle America Corporation; Southern Air, Inc.; and World Airways, Inc.

The certificate issued to each applicant will be effective upon the service date of this order.

We defer action on the request of Freedom Airlines, Inc. for a blanket route integration certificate of public convenience and necessity.

We accept Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation’s late-filed request for a blanket route integration certificate of public convenience and necessity.

By: Paul Gretch



TNT Airways S.A.

Order 2008-12-8
OST-2002-12017 - Exemption - Belgium-US All-Cargo Service
OST-2004-18639 - Foreign Air Carrier Permit - Belgium-US All-Cargo Service
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers

Issued and Served December 12, 2008

Order Granting Exemption and to Show Cause

We grant the request of TNT Airways S.A. for an exemption under 49 U.S.C. §40109 for the services: a) foreign scheduled and charter air transportation of property and mail from any point or points behind any Member State of the European Union via any point or points in any Member State and via intermediate points to any point or points in the United States and beyond; b) foreign scheduled and charter air transportation of property and mail between any point or points in the United States and any point or points in any member of the European Common Aviation Area; c) foreign scheduled and charter air transportation of property and mail between any point or points in the United States and any point or points; d) other charters pursuant to the prior approval requirements set forth in 14 CFR Part 212 of the Department’s regulations; and e) transportation authorized by any additional route rights made available to European Community carriers in the future.

With respect to the applicant’s request for a foreign air carrier permit in this proceeding, we direct all interested persons to show cause why our tentative decision on that application, set forth above, should not be made final. Any interested person objecting to the issuance of an order making final our tentative findings and conclusions with respect to the applicant’s request for a foreign air carrier permit shall, no later than twenty-one calendar days after the date of service of this order, file with the Department.

By: Paul Gretch



Southwest Airlines, Co.

OST-2008-0392 - Exemption and Certificate - US-Canada
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

December 22, 2008

Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and an Exemption - Bookmarked

Southwest Airlines Co. hereby submits this application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, and Exemption authority as needed, to authorize Southwest to engage in foreign scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail between the United States and Canada. Southwest also requests that the Department designate it for such service.

Southwest plans to initiate international service to Canada via a codeshare with WestJet Airlines Ltd. and is tentatively scheduled to begin marketing its codeshare service in the first half of 2009. Southwest and WestJet have not yet finalized the itineraries over which they will offer codeshare service. However, based on the existing route systems of both companies, codeshare service will likely be offered on domestic segments operated by Southwest to/from Las Vegas, Orlando and Tampa connecting to WestJet transborder flights to/from Calgary, Toronto, or Vancouver. Southwest will file requests for the appropriate Statements of Authorization once the final codeshare routings have been determined.

Southwest requests that the Department issue a single order to show cause to grant the requested Certificate, as well as an Exemption for a period of two years or until the Department takes final action on Southwest's Certificate application

Counsel: Southwest, Robert Kneisley, 202-263-6284



jetBlue Airways Corporation

OST-2007-27637 - Exemption - Boston-Aruba Scheduled Passenger
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

January 5, 2009

Application for Renewal of Exemption to Provide Foreign Scheduled Air Transportation

Files this Application for Renewal of Exemption pursuant to 49 U.S.c. § 41109 and Subpart C of Part 302 of the Department of Transportation's Regulations, 14 C. F.R. Part 302, to provide scheduled air service of persons, property and mail between Boston, Massachusetts and Aruba.

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2725, jhill@dowlohnes.com


OST-2007-27637 - Exemption - Boston-Aruba Scheduled Passenger
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

January 8, 2009

Withdrawal of Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

Hereby withdraws its Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority for daily combination service between Boston, Massachusetts (BOS) and Aruba (AUA).

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill, 202-776-2725



Southwest Airlines, Co.

OST-2008-0392 - Exemption and Certificate - US-Canada
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

December 22, 2008 | Issued January 9, 2009

Notice of Action Taken

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between the United States and Canada. Southwest states that it intends to offer service to Canada via a code share with WestJet Airlines, Inc. The carrier also states that it will apply for the necessary statements of authorization once the final code-share routings have been determined.

By: Paul Gretch



jetBlue Airways Corporation

OST-2005-22228 - Regulatory Streamlining
OST-2007-27790 - Blanket Open-Skies Cetificate Authority

February 19, 2009

Re: Request for Consolidation

On behalf of jetBlue Airways Corporation, please accept this letter as a request that the DOT issue three consolidated certificates to jetBlue as outlined in its February 13, 2009 Notice in Docket OST-2005-22228. The three certificates would encompass markets that letBlue serves that are (1) limited entry and frequency markets; (2) markets that are not limited as to entry and frequency; and (3) Mexico markets.

The chart below sets forth the markets that jetBlue requests be included in the new certificates, identified by group. Open Skies markets are already addressed in Order 2007-7-3, in Docket OST-2007-27790, in which DOT issued to jetBlue a blanket Certificate ofPublic Convenience and Necessity for Route 847 on July 10, 2007. jetBlue requests that a new limited entry certificate be issued for a period of five years from the date of DOT's action on this request and that the certificate in markets that are not limited by entry and frequency be made permanent with no renewal requirements. To the extent DOT wishes to defer action on the Mexico markets, jetBlue requests that this application be considered as its request for issuance of a single certificate with a common expiration date in those markets of five years.

Country-Routing Docket Date Issued Date Expires
1. Orlando-Bogota 2007-0006 5/21/08 5/21/10
2. US-Nassau 2004-18796 8/13/04 11/13/09
2. US-Santo Domingo and Santiago 2004-17265 3/1/04 11/14/09
2. New York-Puerto Plata 2007-29358 10/2/07 10/2/09
2. New York-Bermuda 2006-23759 1/30/06 11/28/09
2. Boston-Aruba 2007-27637 Open Skies
2. New York-Aruba 2006-24914 Open Skies
2. Boston-Bermuda 2007-27481 3/13/07 Pending
3. New York-Cancun 2005-23494 9/11/06 Pending
3. Ft. Lauderdale-Cancun 2008-0372 12/22/08 12/22/10
3. Tampa/Washington-Cancun 2008-0226 8/5/08 8/5/10
3. Boston-Cancun 2006-26525 12/8/06 Pending
3. Orlando-Cancun 2007-0071 12/19/07 12/19/09
1. Limited Entry Markets
2. Non-Limited Entry Markets
3. Mexico Markets

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Jonathan Hill



Continental Micronesia

OST-2005-22228
OST-2009-0058 - Continental Micronesia - Certificate Authority Pursuant to 49 USC 41102

March 3, 2009

Application of Continental Micronesia for a Certificate

Continental Micronesia's application is consistent with the Open Skies agreements between the United States and each of the countries where it seeks authority, and providing Continental Micronesia with the flexibility to serve each of these countries will promote the public interest. Although Continental Micronesia already holds authority to serve some of these open skies countries, including all of them in a single certificate will streamline Continental Micronesia's authority, provide indefinite authority where time‑limited authority is currently held and avoid unnecessary renewal applications.

Counsel: Continental and Crowell & Moring, Bruce Keiner, 202-624-2615



Northwest Airlines, Inc.

OST-2005-21781 - Exemptions - Detroit-Mazatlan/Zihuatenejo/Ixtapa; Memphis-Cozumel; Minneapolis-Manzanillo
OST-2003-15699 - Exemption - Los Angeles-Guadalajara Codeshare with Alaska Airlines
OST-2007-29323 - Exemption - Detroit-Monterrey
OST-2004-19077 - 2005/2006 US-China Air Services Case and Designations
OST-2003-15507 - Exemption - US-Mexico Codeshare with Delta Air Lines
OST-2008-0227 - Exemption and Frequencies - US-Brazil
OST-2008-0355 - Exemption - US-Ho Chi Minh City via Tokyo
OST-2008-0300 - Exemption - US-Brazil Codesharing with Delta Air Lines
OST-2005-20646 - Exemption - Detroit-San Jose del Cabo
OST-2007-28567 - 2007/2008/2009 US-China Air Services and Combination Frequency Allocation Proceeding
OST-2006-26106 - Exemption and Statement of Authorization - US-Russia Codesharing
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2008-0294 - Exemption - US-China Same-Country Codesharing

April 20, 2009

Application for Renewal of Exemptions

Hereby requests renewal of the exemption and certificate authorities set forth in Attachment A, which enable Northwest to offer scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between the United Sates and various foreign points. As specified in Attachment A, the international services for which renewal is sought are operated either by Northwest or its codeshare partners. Northwest requests renewal of its exemptions for a period of at least two years, and renewal of its certificates for a period of at least five years

Counsel: Delta, Alexander Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184



Delta Air Lines, Inc.

OST-2005-22025 - Exemption - Atlanta-Puerto Vallarta
OST-2005-22620 - Exemption - Atlanta-Acapulco; Boston-Cancun; Los Angeles-Puerto Vallarta/San Jose del Cabo/Zihuatanejo; Washington, DC-Cancun
OST-2005-22415 - Exemption - Los Angeles-Cancun
OST-2005-22243 - Exemption - New York/Newark-Cozumel
OST-2001-10457 - Exemption - Cincinnati-Cancun
OST-2000-6816 - Exemption - Mexico City-Chicago
OST-2000-7390 - Exemption - Atlanta-San Jose del Cabo
OST-2000-8270 - Exemption - Guadalajara-Ontario
OST-2005-21075 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Puerto Vallarta
OST-2007-28948 - Exemption - Hartford, Orlando, Raleigh/Durham-Cancun
OST-2007-29356 - Exemption and Allocation of Frequencies - New York-Cape Town via Dakar
OST-1997-3051 - Exemption - Atlanta-Antigua/St. Lucia
OST-1999-5749 - Exemption - US-Belize
OST-2008-0045 - Exemption - US-Guyana
OST-2007-0006 - US-Colombia Frequency Allocation
OST-2008-0185 - Exemption - New York-Buenos Aires
OST-2008-0212 - Frequency Allocation and Exemption Authority - US-Japan Same-Country Codesharing with Northwest
OST-2008-0232 - Exemption - Nashville-Cancun
OST-2008-0227 - Exemption and Frequencies - US-Brazil
OST-2008-0312 - Exemption and Statement of Authorization - US-Mexico Codesharing with AeroMexico
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2007-26805 - Statements of Authorization and Related Exemption - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2008-0353 - Exemption - Atlanta-Luanda/Malabo via Sal
OST-2008-0307 - 2008 US-Brazil Combination Frequency Allocation
OST-2008-0374 - Exemption - US-Mexico Codesharing on Routes Operated by Northwest and Compass
OST-2005-20145 - Exemption - Blanket Codeshare Authority
OST-2007-28567 - 2007/2008/2009 US-China Frequency Allocation
OST-1997-3289 - AeroMexico - Exemption - Blanket US-Mexico Beyond Gateways Codesharing
OST-2000-7708 - Delt and AeroMexico - Exemption/Statement of Authorization - United States-Mexico Code-Sharing
OST-2001-10833 - Delta and Aerolitoral - Statement of Authorization - US-Mexico Codesharing

May 1, 2009

Application for Renewal of Exemptions

Delta Air Lines, Inc. hereby requests renewal of the exemption and certificate authorities which enable Delta to offer scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between the United States and various foreign points. The international services for which renewal is sought are operated either by Delta or its codeshare partners. Delta requests renewal of its exemptions for a period of at least two years, and renewal of its certificates for a period of at least five years.

Counsel: Delta, Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184



Pinnacle Airlines, Inc.

OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

May 1, 2009

Request for Streamlining of Certificates

On behalf of Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., this letter responds to the Department's above-captioned notice. Pinnacle requests issuance of two certificates of public convenience and necessity pursuant to the Notice.

Pinnacle requests that the Department issue to Pinnacle two non-open-skies certificates. The first would encompass Pinnacle's two exemptions to serve markets that are not entry- or frequency-limited. The second would encompass Pinnacle's three exemptions to serve U.S.-Mexico city-pair markets. This will enable Pinnacle to replace its numerous two-year exemption authorities ""ith certificate authority and will establish two non-open-skies certificates onto which new routes may be added in the future, as described at page 2 of the Notice. These steps will contribute to administrative efficiency and economy.

Pinnacle holds exemption authority to engage ill scheduled foreign air transportation ofpersous, property and mail in the following markets, neither of which is entry-or frequency-limited, to the best of Pinnacle's understanding:

  1. U.S.-Turks & Caicos Islands, Docket OST-2008-0086, and
  2. U.S.-Belize, Docket OST-2008-0376

Pinnacle holds exemption authority to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail in the following U.S.-Mexico city-pair markets, which are entry-limited:

  1. Atlanta-Coznmel, Docket OST-2008-0005,
  2. Atlanta-Guadalajara, Docket OST-2009-0045, and
  3. Atlanta-Monterrey, Docket OST-2009-0045.

None ofthe authority listed in 1 and 2 above is limited to code-share service.

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Gary Garofalo



Order 2009-6-2
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Air Carriers
OST-2009-0058 - Certificate Authority Pursuant to 49 USC 41102

Issued March 30, 2009 | Served June 2, 2009

Order Issuing Certificate - Continental Micronesia

By this order we grant Continental Micronesia, Inc. certificate authority to provide combination service to all of our foreign aviation partners that have entered into an open-skies agreement with the United States where that agreement is being applied. We have also decided to grant the captioned carrier certificate authority to serve Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Samoa, Singapore and Tonga, each a signatory to the Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transportation. Our action here establishes for the carrier a new route certificate,

By: Paul Gretch



Spirit Airlines, Inc.

OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

OST-2007-0006 - US-Colombia Frequency Allocation
OST-2008-0239 - Allocation of Seven US-Colombia Frequencies Returned by Continental Airlines

OST-2007-0075 - Exemption - US-Cartagena, Colombia
OST-2008-0391 - Exemption and Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - Ft. Lauderdale-Armenia, Colombia
OST-2003-16768 - Exemption - US-Latin America/Caribbean/Canada
OST-2005-21973 - Exemption - US-Turks & Caicos Islands
OST-2006-26607 - Exemption - Ft. Lauderdale-Port-au-Prince
OST-2007-27365 - Exemption - US-Trinidad & Tobago
OST-2006-26438 - Exemption - US-Venezuela

July 2, 2009

Re: Request of Spirit Air for Streamlining

We write on behalf of Spirit Airlines, Inc. to request that the Department of Transportation issue Spirit two consolidated certificates, as outlined in the Department’s February 13, 2009, Notice in Docket OST-2005-22228. Spirit requests these two certificates to consolidate the authority it currently holds for:

(1) Limited entry and frequency markets and
(2) Markets that are not limited as to entry or frequency

As required, Spirit holds consolidated authority for its Open Skies markets, which was granted by the Department in a blanket Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Routes 852, Order 2007-7-3, July 10, 2007.

Counsel: Kirstein & Young, Joanne Young



OST-2008-0376 - Exemption - US-Belize
OST-2009-0045 - Exemption - Atlanta-Guadalajara/Monterrey
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

July 10, 2009

Re: Clarification of Name (Pinnacle)

On behalf of Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., this letter responds to your request to clarify in which name Pinnacle would like the Department to issue the two non-open skies certificates of public convenience and necessity that Pinnacle applied for by letter dated May 9, 2009, pursuant to the above-captioned notice. Pinnacle desires the Department issue the two non-open skies certificates in the following name: Pinnacle Airlines, Inc.

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Gary Garofalo, 202-776-3970



OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2004-17112 - Exemption - US-Bahamas
OST-2004-17960 - Exemption - Atlanta-Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
OST-2006-25018 - Exemption - US-Belize
OST-2006-24591 - Exemption - US-Dominican Republic

July 20, 2009

Re: Request of Atlantic Southeast for Streamlining

ASA requests that the following non-entry/frequency limited markets ASA is currently authorized to serve by exemption be consolidated into a single certificate of indefinite duration:

US-Bahamas
US-Belize
US-Dominican Republic
US-Turks and Caicos Islands

Although ASA's exemption in Docket OST-2004-17960 authorizes service on the Atlanta-Providenciales route, issuance of broader U.S.-Turks and Caicos Islands certificate authority would be consistent with Department practice with respect to markets without designation or frequency limitations.

By Order 2008-4-26, ASA was issued a blanket open-skies certificate of public convenience and necessity for Route 878 (a prerequisite to the issuance of a consolidated certificate covering the non-open skies routes identified in this letter).

ASA's services on the routes identified in this letter will be conducted with its own aircraft. Currently, ASA operates its scheduled services as a "Delta Connection" carrier, displaying the designator code of Delta Air Lines, Inc. on its flights.

Counsel: Hogan & Hartson, Robert Cohn, 202-637-4999



Pinnacle Airlines, Inc.

OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2008-0376 - Exemption - US-Belize
OST-2008-0086 - Exemption - US-Turks & Caicos
OST-2008-0005 - Exemption - Atlanta-Cozumel
OST-2009-0045 - Exemption - Atlanta-Guadalajara/Monterrey

August 10, 2009

Re: Request for Route Integration Certificate

Pinnacle holds a blanket open-skies certificate issued by Order 2008-10-8. Apart from this certificate, Pinnacle's scheduled international authority consists of exemptions in the following non-open-skies markets: US-Belize (OST-2008-0376), US-Turks & Calcos Islands (OST-2008-0086), Atlanta-Cozumel (OST-2008-0005), Atlanta-Guadalajara (OST-2009-0045), and Atlanta-Monterrey (OST-2009-0045).

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Gary Garofalo, 202-776-3970



jetBlue Airways Corporation

Order 2009-9-4
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2007-27790 - Blanket Open-Skies Cetificate Authority

Issued June 30, 2009 | Served September 9, 2009

Order Issuing Certificates

By this order we grant jetBlue Airways Corporation consolidated certificate authority to provide combination service in: (1) limited-entry and limited-frequency markets, other than Mexico, for which jetBlue holds economic authority by exemption or certificate; (2) markets that are not limited as to entry or frequency but which do not involve open-skies partners of the United States, for which jetBlue holds economic authority by exemption or certificate; and (3) US-Mexico city-pair markets for which jetBlue holds economic authority by exemption or certificate.

jetBlue is eligible to receive consolidated certificates, as described in the February Notice, as it holds a blanket open-skies certificate. By Order 2007-7-3 July 10, 2007, jetBlue was issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Route 847, authorizing the carrier to serve the open-skies partners of the United States.

By: Paul Gretch



Order 2009-9-6
OST-2006-25428 - Gemini Air Cargo and Amerijet - Transfer of Certain International Authority
OST-2003-15509 - Gemini Air Cargo - US-Iraq All-Cargo
OST-1999-6633 - Gemini Air Cargo - US-Colombia All-Cargo
OST-1998-4032 - Gemini Air Cargo - All-Cargo Foreign Air Transportation
OST-1997-3123 - Gemini Air Cargo - Disclaimer of Jurisdiction
OST-2007-27790 - Blanket Open-Skies Certificate Authority
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued and Served September 14, 2009

Order Dismissing Joint Application for a Transfer, Dismissing Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority and Revoking Exemption and Certificate Authorities

By this order, we (1) dismiss the joint application of Gemini Air Cargo, Inc. and Amerijet International, Inc. for a transfer under section 41105 of Title 49 of the United States Code, (2) dismiss the application of Gemini for renewal of exemption authority in Docket OST-2003-15509 and for additional exemption authority in that docket, and (3) revoke the interstate certificate and exemption authorities issued to Gemini for reason of dormancy.

  1. We dismiss, without prejudice, the joint application for a transfer pursuant to 49 USC § 41105 filed by Gemini Air Cargo, Inc., and Amerijet International, Inc., in Docket OST-2006-25428.
  2. We revoke the certificate of public convenience and necessity issued to Gemini Air Cargo, Inc., by Order 1997-12-3 authorizing it to engage in interstate scheduled air transportation of property and mail.
  3. We revoke the exemption authority issued to Gemini Air Cargo, Inc., by Notice of Action Taken, dated December 12, 2007, in Docket OST-1999-6633, granting Gemini Air Cargo, Inc., authority to serve Colombia.
  4. We revoke the exemption authority issued to Gemini Air Cargo, Inc., by Notice of Action Taken, dated July 29, 2003, in Docket OST-2003-15509, granting Gemini Air Cargo, Inc., authority to serve Iraq.
  5. We dismiss as moot the application filed by Gemini Air Cargo, Inc., in Docket OST-2003-15509, for a renewal of exemption authority to serve Iraq.
  6. We dismiss as moot the application filed by Gemini Air Cargo, Inc., in Docket OST-2003-15509, for exemption authority to serve Afghanistan.

By: Todd Homan



October 1, 2009

Re: Request of Delta for Consolidated US-Mexico Certificate

Delta Air Lines, Inc. hereby requests a consolidated US-Mexico certificate in accordance with the procedures specified in the Department’s February 13, 2009 Notice. Attachment A provides a compete listing of the current certificate and exemption authorities for which Delta seeks a consolidated certificate, together with the underlying docket and issuing order.

As the Department is well aware, Delta and Northwest Airlines, Inc. merged on October 29, 2008. Northwest’s route authorities were authorized for use by Delta pursuant to the Department’s Order Transferring Authorities (Order 2009-1-8).

Delta requests that its consolidated Mexico certificate be issued solely in the name of “Delta Air Lines, Inc.” The carriers expect to achieve a single FAA operating certificate on or about December 31, 2009. Once all of the combined carrier’s operations have been consolidated under Delta, Delta and Northwest will request the cancellation of the redundant and obsolete Northwest authorities.

In the meantime, the prompt issuance of a single, consolidated US-Mexico certificate to Delta will assist the carriers’ integration efforts and ensure a smooth transition of Delta’s foreign licensing with the Mexico DGAC.

Counsel: Delta, Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184



October 19, 2009

Re: Request of Delta Air Lines for Consolidated Certificate for Non-Mexico International Routes - Bookmarked

Delta Air Lines, Inc. hereby requests a consolidated certificate in accordance with the procedures specified in the Department’s February 13, 2009 Notice. Delta requests that its streamlined certificate authority be issued as a five year temporary certificate.

The requested certificate consolidates the authorities contained in the numerous duplicative and overlapping certificates and exemptions that Delta and Northwest have accumulated throughout their long operating history. The gateway-specific and linear segment route authorities have become increasingly irrelevant in today’s operating environment.

As the Department is well aware, Delta and Northwest Airlines, Inc. merged on October 29, 2008. Northwest’s route authorities were authorized for use by Delta pursuant to the Department’s Order Transferring Authorities (Order 2009-1-8). Delta requests that its consolidated certificate be issued solely in the name of “Delta Air Lines, Inc.” The carriers expect to achieve a single FAA operating certificate on or about December 31, 2009. Once the streamlined certificate is issued and all of the combined carrier’s operations have been consolidated under Delta, Delta and Northwest will request the cancellation of the redundant and obsolete authorities that predate this new certificate. The requested authorities are currently used, or have historically been used, to support own-metal service. However, Delta is also requesting that its open skies codeshare exemption and route integration authorities be reissued under the consolidated certificate for ease of administration. Delta will continue to administer discrete non-open skies codeshare exemption authorities separately, since those authorities are subject to more frequent changes.

Counsel: Delta, Sascha Van der Bellen



Order 2009-11-12
OST-1998-4032 - All-Cargo Foreign Air Transportation
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2007-27790 - Blanket Open-Skies Certificate Authority

Issued September 14, 2009 | Served November 16, 2009

Order Revoking Foreign Certificates - Gemini Air Cargo

By Order 2009-9-6, issued September 14, 2009, we revoked the Section 41102 interstate certificate of public convenience and necessity issued to Gemini Air Cargo, Inc., by Order 1997-12-3. By this order, we are revoking the company’s companion foreign certificate authority. Instead of repeating our findings and conclusions in Order 2009-9-6, we incorporate them here by reference.

By: Todd Homan



Pinnacle Airlines, Inc.

Order 2009-11-27
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued September 24, 2009 | Served November 30, 2009

Order Issuing Certificates

We grant the request of Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. for a blanket route integration certificate of public convenience and necessity.

Upon the effective date of the blanket route integration certificate for the applicant in ordering paragraph 1, we will deem as moot those portions of any pending applications for route integration previously submitted by the applicant, and will deem all such requests to have been dismissed without prejudice.

By: Paul Gretch



December 4, 2009

Re: Request of United Air Lines for Consolidated Certificate

Pursuant to the Department’s February 13, 2009 Notice in the above-referenced docket, United Air Lines, Inc. hereby requests the issuance of one consolidated certificate that encompasses all of its exemption and certificate authorities for US-Mexico services. For ease of reference, the attached Appendix identifies the city-pair markets that United requests to be included in a new US-Mexico certificate. United’s request is not only consistent with the Department’s intention of streamlining licensing procedures for US carriers but also similar to those filed by other carriers in response to the February 13 Notice, such as jetBlue (granted by Order 2009-9-4) and Delta (pending request).

Counsel: United, Julie Oettinger, 202-296-2370



December 9, 2009

Application Delta Air Lines for Exemption

Delta Air Lines, Inc. hereby applies for streamlined exemption authority between the United States and the international points Delta is currently authorized to serve. Delta requests that its streamlined exemption be issued in the form of Attachment 1.

The requested exemption authority is identical to the proposed form of certificate filed by Delta in this streamlining docket on October 19, 2009, which is noncontroversial and unopposed by any party. As the Department is aware, Delta is working to complete the final phase of its merger with Northwest, and is expecting to begin operating under a single FAA operating certificate on December 31, 2009.

Delta has been working to align all of its DOT economic authorities under a single certificate as well, but has been advised that due to procedural issues and executive branch coordination that a consolidated certificate cannot be issued by DOT before year end. Delta further understands that Delta’s request for streamlined certificate authority from “any point or points in the United States” to the various foreign destinations it is authorized to serve will be facilitated by the grant of the instant exemption authority. Delta requests that this exemption be granted with an effective date of December 31, 2009 to coincide with the expected effective date of operations under Delta’s single FAA certificate. Delta requests that this streamlined exemption be granted only on short-term interim basis of 179 days, to allow the Department time to complete work on Delta’s pending streamlined certificate application.

Counsel: Delta, Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184

Request of Delta for Consolidated Certificate for Non-Mexico International Routes - October 19, 2009



December 15, 2009

Re: Delta Air Lines' Polling Results

Delta has polled all carriers on the service list and there are no objections to Delta’s request streamlined exemption authority. American’s and US Airways’ non-objection was conditional upon the removal of Havana, Cuba from the scope of the exemption. Accordingly, Delta hereby withdraws its request for Havana authority from both its pending exemption and certificate
streamlining requests.

Delta urges the Department to act expeditiously on this application. The authority is non-controversial in nature, will assist the world-wide integration of Northwest into Delta, and is fully consistent with the public interest and the Department’s streamlining initiative.

Counsel: Delta, Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184



Order 2009-12-21
OST-2005-22228

Issued and Served December 23, 2009

Order to Show Cause

By this Order, we have tentatively decided to further streamline our regulatory licensing procedures by removing point restrictions on existing economic authority held by US air carriers between the United States and those non-open-skies markets that are not entry- or frequency-limited, and by incorporating the newly broadened authority into consolidated certificates of public convenience and necessity in accordance with the streamlining initiative announced February 13, 2009 in this docket.

Under the proposed new procedures, a US air carrier seeking consolidation of its economic authority may also request removal of point restrictions from the economic authority it holds to serve markets that are not entry- or frequency-limited, or point-limited. The carrier must identify specifically the authority it seeks to have broadened (in terms of the US or foreign points or both) and do so by identifying the order in which the authority was granted (for previously-issued certificate authority) and the docket in which it was granted (for exemption authority).

By: Susan Kurland



December 28, 2009

Re: Comments of Delta

Delta recognizes that Show Cause Order 2009-12-21 will affect the disposition of Delta’s streamlining requests in this docket, and that any action on these applications must be in accordance with principles applicable to all carriers. Delta, in concert with other similarly situated carriers, plans to submit comments in response to the Show Cause Order, and asks that further consideration of its requests be deferred until the issuance of a Final Order.

Counsel: Delta, Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184

Request of Delta for Consolidated Certificate for Non-Mexico International Routes - October 19, 2009


Pinnacle Airlines, Inc.

Order 2009-1-2
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued October 29, 2009 | Served January 4, 2009

Order Issuing Certificates

By this order we grant Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. consolidated certificate authority to provide combination service in: (1) markets which are not limited as to entry or frequency but which do not involve open-skies partners of the United States, for which Pinnacle holds economic authority by exemption or certificate; and (2) US-Mexico city-pair markets for which Pinnacle holds economic authority by exemption or certificate.

By: Paul Gretch



United Air Lines, Inc.

OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

December 29, 2009

Re: Request of United Air Lines for Consolidated Certificate - Corrected Appendix

Please note the following correction with respect to the listing of points beyond Mexico City on page 3 of the Appendix to United’s above-referenced application. The point named as Barranquilla, Brazil should be named as Barranquilla, Colombia. For ease of reference, attached is a corrected copy of the Appendix with this change highlighted.

Counsel: United, Annalei Avancena, 312-997-8349



January 7, 2010

Joint Comments of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and US Airways to Streamlining Show Cause Order

The Joint Commenters urge the Department to make points-broadening authority applicable to all international markets. This is an industry marked by fierce competition and inter-carrier rivalry. It is noteworthy that the pending omnibus points-broadening applications in this docket have already been reviewed and consented to by all carriers (with the understanding and expectation that all would be entitled to the same relief). No party will be prejudiced by the grant of comprehensive points-broadening authority, and the Department should take decisive action to eliminate these outmoded and unnecessary restrictions.

The universal application of points-broadening authority will enable all carriers’ operating rights to be simply and concisely restated – reducing burdens on the Department which does not have the resources to maintain cumbersome and irrelevant segment-based authorities. The vast majority of US carrier international certificates and exemptions have long been expired by their terms – in some cases for more than a decade – and are carried on indefinitely under the automatic renewal provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act. This creates potential confusion for carriers in dealing with foreign governments that do not understand the nuances of US administrative law. By reissuing single, simplified and restated certificates, the Department will ensure that carriers always have current and effective authority – which serves the key objectives of the streamlining initiative and is consistent with principles of good government.

Counsel: Carl Nelson, 202-496-5647 for American / Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184 for Delta / Howard Kass, 202-326-5153 for US Airways



January 13, 2010

Answer of Continental Airlines and Motion for Leave to File Late

Continental seeks leave to file this Answer one day late. No party will be disadvantaged by Continental's one-day delay in submitting this Answer, the Department's action on its show-cause order will not be delayed, and the Department should have the views of all interested parties before it when it considers the issues raised. Had the normal rules applied, rather than the calendar days rule specified in Order 2009-12-21, the answer would not have been due until tomorrow.

Under the American/Delta/US Airways proposal, an airline could be selected to serve a limited-entry or limited-frequency country in a comparative selection route proceeding based on its proposal to serve one US gateway which has no service on the proposed route but immediately switch its proposed service to a gateway already being served by several other airlines, undermining the Department's carrier-selection process. To avoid such an untoward result, the Department should impose a standard condition permitting a carrier to serve any US gateway, subject to bilateral limitations.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Bruce Keiner, 202-624-2615



Spirit Airlines, Inc.

Order 2010-1-12
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued November 13, 2009 | Served January 15, 2010

Order Issuing Certificates

Order Issuing Certificates - Corrected Copy

By this order we grant Spirit Airlines, Inc. consolidated certificate authority to provide combination service in: (1) limited-entry and limited-frequency markets, other than Mexico, for which Spirit holds economic authority by exemption or certificate; and (2) markets which are not limited as to entry or frequency but which do not involve open-skies partners of the United States, for which Spirit holds economic authority by exemption or certificate.

By: Paul Gretch



United Air Lines, Inc.

OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

February 1, 2010

Re: Notice of Dormancy and Correction

Please note the correction with respect to the listing of the point described as “Mexico City/Toluca” on routes listed in pages 1 and 2 of the Appendix to United’s above-referenced application. That point should have been named “Mexico City” consistent with section I.B.6 of the US-Mexico agreement dated December 12, 2005.

In addition, please note that United is contemporaneously giving a Notice of Dormancy with respect to two city pairs for which seasonal service will not be renewed this year: Los Angeles-Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Denver-Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. As a result, those two city pairs have been removed from the referenced application and deleted from the Appendix.

Counsel: United, Annalei Avancena, 312-997-8349



February 2, 2010

Motion for Leave to File and Joint Reply Comments of American, Delta and US Airways

Continental has raised the concern that such points-broadening authority should not be used to undermine the Department’s carrier selection process in limited entry markets. Once again, there is no substantive disagreement. American, Delta and US Airways believe that the appropriate conditions to avoid this result are already contained in the Department’s limited-entry route case awards, and that there is no need for the duplicative conditions or additional notice requirements proposed by Continental.

The Department’s limited entry frequency awards carry specific limitations, where appropriate, that are permanently attached to the frequencies. For example, Delta recently sought to move limited entry Colombia frequencies from the New York-Bogota to the Atlanta-Bogota market. Delta was already serving Bogota from Atlanta and held the necessary underlying authority. Delta required DOT permission because of the frequency conditions that were specific to the New York-Bogota market. See Docket OST-2007-0006. Thus, it is readily apparent that certificate/gateway limitations are not a meaningful or effective constraint on the exercise of limited-entry authority, and that such conditions are not necessary to serve the Department’s route case objectives. Frequency conditions, rather than outmoded constraints on carriers’ underlying authority, are the right tool for the job.

The issuance of points-broadening streamlined authority should free carriers and the Department from the need to track, maintain, or refer to the outdated and obsolete system of segment-based authority.

Counsel: Carl Nelson, 202-496-5647 for American / Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184 for Delta / Howard Kass, 202-326-5153 for US Airways



Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Order 2010-3-12
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued January 5, 2010 | Served March 9, 2010

Order Issuing Certificate

By this order we grant Delta Air Lines, Inc. consolidated certificate authority to provide combination service in various US-Mexico markets for which Delta holds economic authority by exemption or certificate.

By letter dated October 1, 2009, Delta requested a consolidated US-Mexico certificate, and provided a listing of the US-Mexico city-pair markets for which it seeks consolidation. We issue a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Delta Air Lines, Inc., covering US-Mexico city-pair markets for which Delta Air Lines, Inc. is authorized to serve by exemption or certificate.

By: Paul Gretch



Pinnacle Airlines, Inc.

OST-2010-0129 - Exemption - Detroit-Monterrey
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

May 12, 2010

Application for an Exemption and Amended Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

Pinnacle applies for an exemption to authorize Pinnacle to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Detroit, Michigan and Monterrey, Mexico. Pinnacle requests that this authority remain in effect for a period of two years or for such longer period as the Department sees fit to grant. Pinnacle also requests an amendment to its Expeimental Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Route 897 under streamlining regulatory procedures announced by the Department's Notice served February 13, 2009, adding the Detroit-Monterrey route segment with the same expiration date as the balance of the certificate.

Pinnacle plans to operate Detroit-Monterrey scheduled service with 76-seat CRJ-900 aircraft from its existing fleet, commencing on or about June 15, 2010. This route is currently served by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines. However, Pinnacle is providing service on the Atlanta-Monterrey route and grant of this authority will enable consolidation of all Delta Connection services at Monterrey with a single operator. Pinnacle will operate these services pursuant to a capacity purchase agrcement with Delta Air Lines, Inc. Delta holds certificate authority for this route (See Order 2010-3-12).

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Gary Garofalo, 202-776-3970



United Air Lines, Inc.

Order 2010-5-17
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued March 4, 2010 | Served May 13, 2010

Order Issuing Certificate

By this order we grant United Air Lines, Inc. (referred to as United or the captioned air carrier) consolidated certificate authority to provide combination service in various US-Mexico markets for which United holds economic authority by exemption or certificate.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2010-0129 - Exemption - Detroit-Monterrey
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

May 13, 2010

Re: Pinnacle Airlines Polling Results

This letter is to notify you that we have polled all carriers served with Pinnacle's referenced application for an exemption and amended certificate and none have interposed an objection to the granting of the authority requested. The Department's early action on the exemption will be appreciated.

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Gary Garofalo, 202-776-3970



June 11, 2010

Notice of Delta Air Lines Seasonal Service

By Order 2010-3-12, Delta Air Lines, Inc. was granted, inter alia, certificate authority to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail on the Los Angeles-Cancun route. Pursuant to footnote 6 of Order 2010-3-12, Delta hereby provides notice to the Department that going forward Delta will provide service on the Los Angeles-Cancun route on a seasonal rather than on a year-round basis.

Under the terms of the US-Mexico Air Transport Agreement, as amended, three US combination carriers may be designated for service on the Los Angeles-Cancun route. Presently Delta and United are designated on this route, leaving one US combination carrier designation available for allocation.

Counsel: Delta, Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184



August 17, 2010

Application of Atlas Air for Renewal of Certificate

By Order 2006-1-1, the Department awarded route integration authority to Atlas and many other carriers pursuant to the Department's regulatory streamlining policy. The authority expires March 6, 2011.

In Order 2007-5-4, the Department issued blanket route integration authority to another carrier on a permanent basis, without making it subject renewal. The Department also routinely awards blanket open-skies certificate authority on a permanent basis. See In re: Blanket Open Skies Route Authority, Order 2008-4-26. Consistent with the foregoing and the Department's regulatory streamlining philosophy, we suggest that the blanket route integration authority of Atlas and other carriers be renewed for an indefinite period rather than another five years.

Counsel: Atlas Air, Russell Pommer, 202-822-9121



August 27, 2010

Application of American Airlines for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

American Airlines, Inc. wishes to renew for an indefinite term its certificate for blanket route integration authority. The certificate was issued by Order 2006-1-1, January 3, 2006, and absent renewal would expire on March 6, 2011.

Counsel: American, Carl Nelson, 202-496-5647



August 30, 2010

Request of jetBlue for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

On behalf of jetBlue Airways Corporation, please accept this letter as a request that the Department of Transportation renew jetBlue's blanket route integration certificate for an indefinite duration. By Order 2006-1-1, the Department issued jetBlue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Blanket Route Integration which became effective on March 6, 2006. That Certificate was authorized for a term of five years and is currently set to expire on March 6, 2011. On August 27, 2010, the Department announced that it would issue renewal certificates for an indefinite duration to interested US air carriers and directed interested carriers to notify the Department by letter no later than September 8, 2010. Accordingly, jetBlue hereby requests that the Department issue JetBlue a renewed blanket route integration certificate for an indefinite duration.

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Lynn Deavers, 202-776-2408


August 30, 2010

Request of Hawaiian Airlines for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

On behalf of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., please accept this letter as a request that the Department of Transportation renew Hawaiian's blanket route integration certificate for an indefinite duration. By Order 2006-1-1, the Department issued Hawaiian a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Blanket Route Integration which became effective on March 6, 2006. That Certificate was authorized for a term of five years and is currently set to expire on March 6, 2011. On August 27, 2010, the Department announced that it would issue renewal certificates for an indefinite duration to interested US air carriers and directed interested carriers to notifY the Department by letter no later than September 8, 2010. Accordingly, Hawaiian hereby requests that the Department issue Hawaiian a renewed blanket route integration certificate for an indefinite duration.

Counsel: Dow Lohnes, Lynn Deavers, 202-776-2408




August 31, 2010

Request of AirTran for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

On behalf of AirTran Airways, Inc., please be advised that AirTran wishes to renew for an indefinite term its certificate for blanket route integration authority issued by Order 2006-1-1 on January 3, 2006. That certificate was authorized for a term of five years and is set to expire on March 6, 2011. On August 27, 2010, the Department announced that it would issue renewal certificates for an indefinite duration and asked interested carriers to notify the Department no later than September 8, 2010. Therefore, consistent with the August 27, 2010 announcement, AirTran asks the Department to renew its blanket route integration authority for an indefinite duration.

Counsel: Wiley Rein, Edward Faberman, 202-719-7402


August 31, 2010

Request of ASTAR Air Cargo for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

ASTAR Air Cargo, Inc. requests renewal for an indefinite period of its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity granting blanket route integration authority. ASTAR's Certificate was issued by Order 2006-1-1, January 3, 2006, in the captioned docket. This request is in response to the Notice issued by the Department on August 27, 2010.

Counsel: Lachter & Clements, Stephen Lachter, 202-862-4321


August 31, 2010

Request of Continental for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

for an indefinite duration their certificates for blanket route integration authority. On January 3, 2006, by Order 2006-1-1, the Department issued to each of Continental and Continental Micronesia a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Blanket Route Integration which "became effective on March 6, 2006. Those certificates were authorized for a term of five years and are currently set to expire on March 6, 2011. On August 27, 2010, the Department announced via email that it would issue renewal certificates for an indefinite duration to interested US carriers and instructed them to notify the Department by letter no later than September 8, 2010. Accordingly, Continental and Continental Micronesia ask that the Department issue Continental and Continental Micronesia renewed blanket route integration certificates for an indefinite duration.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Bruce Keiner, 202-624-2615


August 31, 2010

Request of Delta for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

In response to the Department’s invitation, Delta Air Lines, Inc. hereby advises that it wishes to renew for an indefinite term its certificate for blanket route integration authority. The certificate was issued by Order 2006-1-1, January 3, 2006. On May 1, 2009, Delta previously sought renewal of its blanket integration authority (along with numerous other authorities).

Counsel: Delta, Alexander Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184


August 31, 2010

Request of FedEx for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

Please accept this letter as a request that the Department of Transportation renew FedEx's blanket route integration certificate for an indefinite duration. By Order 2006-1-1, the Department issued FedEx a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Blanket Route Integration which became effective on March 6, 2006. That Certificate was authorized for a term of five years and is currently set to expire on March 6, 2011. On August 27, 2010, the Department announced that it would issue renewal certificates for an indefinite duration to interested US carriers and directed interested carriers to notify the Department by letter no later than September 8, 2010. Accordingly, FedEx hereby requests that the Department issue FedEx a renewed blanket route integration certificate for an indefinite duration.

Counsel: FedEx, Courtney Felts, 901-434-8632


August 31, 2010

Request of United for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

United hereby advises that it wishes to renew for an indefinite term its certificate for blanket route integration authority, which was issued in the above-referenced docket on January 3, 2006 and scheduled to expire on March 6, 2011.

Counsel: United, Steve Morrissey, 202-296-2733



September 1, 2010

Request of Spirit Airlines for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

Spirit Airlines respectfully requests the Department renew its Blanket Route Integration Authority for an indefinite duration. On January 3, 2006, by Order 2006-1-1, the Department awarded Spirit’s current certificate for a term of five years, which is set to expire on March 6, 2011. This request is made pursuant to the Department’s email notice issued August 27, 2010, announcing that it would renew interested US carrier certificates for an indefinite duration, if notified of the carrier’s request by September 8, 2010.

Counsel: Kirstein & Young, Joanne Young


September 2, 2010

Request of Frontier Airlines for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

Frontier Airlines, Inc. respectfully requests that the Department renew its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for blanket route integration for an indefinite duration.

Counsel: Hogan Lovells, Robert Cohn, 202-637-4999


September 2, 2010

Request of Republic Airlines/Shuttle America Corporation/Chautauqua Airlines for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

Republic Airline Inc., Shuttle America Corporation and Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. respectfully request that the Department renew their respective Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity for blanket route integration for an indefinite duration.

Counsel: Hogan Lovells, Robert Cohn, 202-637-4999


September 2, 2010

Request of UPS for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

In response to the notice issued by the Department of Transportation on August 27, 2010, United Parcel Service Co. hereby files this letter requesting renewal of its blanket route integration certificate authority for an indefinite duration.

Counsel: Kelley Drye, Danielle Fisher, 202-342-8451


September 2, 2010

Request of US Airways for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

In response to the Department's invitation, US Airways, Inc. hereby requests the renewal of its certificate for blanket route integration authority, for an indefinite period. This certificate was issued by Order 2006-1-1, on January 3, 2006. Absent renewal, US Airways' certificate would expire on March 6, 2011.

Counsel: US Airways, Benjamin Slocum



September 3, 2010

Request of Alaska Airlines for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

In response to the Department of Transportation's notice of August 2010, Alaska Airlines. Inc. hereby requests renewal of its blanket route integration certificate authority, issued by Order 2008-5-4, for an indefinite duration.

Counsel: Squire Sanders, Charles Donley, 202-626-6840



September 7, 2010

Request of ABX Air for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

Pursuant to the notice issued by the Department of Transportation on August 27, 2010, ABX Air, Inc. hereby respectfully requests renewal for an indefinite duration of its certificate of public convenience and necessity for blanket route integration. ABX's blanket route integration certificate was issued by Order 2006-1-1 on January 3, 2006.

Counsel: Silverberg Goldman, Robert Silverberg, 202-944-3300




September 7, 2010

Request of Amerijet International for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

Pursuant to the Department's Notice issued in this docket on August 27, 2010, Amerijet International, Inc. respectfully requests renewal of its certificate of public convenience and necessity granting Amerijet blanket route integration authority for an indefinite period. Amerijet's certificate was issued by Order 2006-1-1 on January 3, 2006.

Counsel: John L. Richardson, 202-371-2258


September 1, 2010

Request of Arrow Air for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

Arrow Air, Inc. d/b/a Arrow Cargo requests renewal for an indefinite period of its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity granting blanket route integration authority. Arrow Cargo's Certificate was issued by Order 2006-1-1, January 3, 2006 in the captioned docket.

Counsel: Pierre Murphy, 202-776-3980


September 2, 2010

Request of Atlantic Southeast Airlines for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

In response to the Department's August 27, 2010 invitation, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. hereby requests that the Department renew, for an indefinite duration, ASA's Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for blanket route integration. This certificate authority was issued to ASA by DOT Order 2008-5-4, and is set to expire on May 5, 2013.

Counsel: Hogan Lovells, Robert Cohn, 202-637-4999


September 2, 2010

Request of Frontier Airlines for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

Pursuant to the Department's August 27, 2010 Notice, Frontier Airlines, Inc. respectfully requests that the Department renew its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for blanket route integration for an indefinite duration.

Under its regulatory streamlining initiative, the Department awarded blanket route integration certificate authority to Frontier and several other carriers in DOT Order 2006-1-1. By its terms, that certificate authority is due to expire on March 6, 2011.

Counsel: Cozen O'Connor, Mark Atwood, 202-463-2513


September 8, 2010

Request of Kalitta Air for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

In response to the notice issued by the Department of Transportation on August 27, 2010, Kalitta Air, LLC hereby requests renewal for an indefinite duration of its certificate for blanket route integration authority. By Order 2006-1-1 on January 3, 2006, the Department issued Kalitta a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Blanket Route Integration which became effective on March 6, 2006. That certificate was authorized for a term of five years and without renewal would expire on March 6, 2011.

Counsel: Cozen O'Connor, Mark Atwood, 202-463-2513


September 8, 2010

Request of Polar Air Cargo for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

In response to the notice issued by the Department of Transportation on August 27, 2010, Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. hereby requests renewal for an indefinite duration of its authority for blanket route integration. By Order 2006-1-1, issued on January 3, 2006, and subsequently, by Order 2007-6-17, re-issued on June 25, 2007, the Department granted Polar a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Blanket Route Integration which, in the first instance, became effective on March 6, 2006, and in the second, became effective on June 27, 2007.

In the first instance (Order 2006-1-1), the certificate was authorized for a term of five years and without renewal would expire on March 6, 2011. In the second instance, the re-issued certificate (Order 2007-6-17), did not note a term. However, this application is being submitted on the advice of the Department.

Counsel: Kevin Montgomery


September 8, 2010

Request of PSA Airlines for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

In response to the Department's invitation, PSA Airlines, Inc. hereby requests the renewal of its certificate for blanket route integration authority, for an indefinite period. This certificate was issued by Order 2006-1-1, on January 3, 2006. Absent renewal, PSA's certificate would expire on March 6, 2011.

Counsel: US Airways, Benjamin Slocum



September 7, 2010

Request of World Airways for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

Pursuant to the Department's Notice dated August 27, World Airways, Inc. hereby requests the renewal of its blanket route integration authority for an indefinite duration. World's blanket route integration certificate was issued by the Department pursuant to Order 2008-5-4.

Counsel: Zuckert Scoutt, Malcolm Benge, 202-973-7904



September 10, 2010

Delta Air Lines Seasonal Service Notification

By Order 2010-3-12, Delta Air Lines, Inc. was granted, inter alia, certificate authority to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail on the Nashville-Cancun and Los Angeles-Puerto Vallarta routes. Pursuant to footnote 6 of Order 2010-3-12, Delta hereby provides notice to the Department that going forward Delta will provide service on the Nashville-Cancun and Los Angeles-Puerto Vallarta routes on a seasonal rather than on a year-round basis.

Counsel: Delta, Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184



September 8, 2010

Request of Mesa Airlines for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

Mesa Airlines, Inc. hereby requests that the Department renew, for an indefinite duration, Mesa's Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for blanket route integration. This certificate authority was issued to Mesa by DOT Order 2008-5-4, and is set to expire on May 5, 2013.

Counsel: Hogan Lovells, Robert Cohn, 202-637-4999


September 7, 2010

Request of North American Airlines for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

North American Airlines, Inc. hereby requests the renewal of its blanket route integration authority for an indefinite duration. North American's blanket route integration certificate was issued by the Department pursuant to Order 2008-5-4.

Counsel: Zuckert Scoutt, Malcolm Benge, 202-973-7904


September 8, 2010

Request of Southern Air for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

Southern Air, in response to the Department's notice dated August 27, 2010, requests that the Department renew, for an indefinite duration, Southern's Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for blanket route integration issued by Order 2008-5-4.

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Aaron Goerlich, 202-776-3970



October 15, 2010

Motion of Delta Air Lines for Dormany Waiver

Delta Air Lines, Inc. hereby requests a blanket dormancy waiver for its authorities to codeshare on transborder US-Mexico routes operated by Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and/or Aerolitoral S.A. de C.V. d/b/a AeroMexico Connect which are encompassed by Delta’s Certificate for Route 901 issued by Order 2010-3-12. Delta requests that the dormancy waiver be effective for at least 45 days from the date FAA determines that the government of Mexico’s civil aviation authority has regained its Category 1 status under the IASA program.

On July 30, 2010, the FAA placed Mexico in Category 2 status under the IASA program. After being advised by the Department, Delta took immediate action to remove the Delta code from Aeromexico and Aerolitoral operations. Because Delta’s US-Mexico transborder codeshare authority on Aeromexico and Aerolitoral operations is limited-entry authority subject to the Department’s standard 90-day dormancy condition, Delta’s authorities to codeshare on transborder US-Mexico routes operated by Aeromexico and/or Aerolitoral would expire on November 6, 2010, absent grant of this waiver.

Counsel: Delta, Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184



Filed October 15, 2010 | Approved November 9, 2010

Approval of Dormancy Waiver of Delta Air Lines

Under the circumstances presented, including the fact that Mexico's Category 2 status under the IASA program prevents Delta from displaying its code on flights operated by Aeromexico or Aerolitoral, we will grant the carrier the dormancy waiver it requests for the US-Mexico code-share-only routes encompassed in Delta's certificate, issued by Order 2010-3-12. This waiver will remain in effect until 45 days after the date the FAA determines that the government of Mexico's civil aviation authority has regained its Category 1 status under the IASA program.

By: Brett Kruger



Order 2010-12-24
OST-2005-22228

Issued October 18, 2010 | Served December 20, 2010

Order Renewing and Reissuing Blanket Route Integration - Bookmarked

ABX Air, ASTAR Air Cargo, AirTran, Alaska Air, American Airlines, Amerijet Int'l, Arrow Cargo, ASA, Atlas Air, Chautauqua, Continental, Continental Micronesia, Delta, Evergreen Int'l, FedEx, Frontier Airways, jetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines, Kalitta Air, Mesa Air, North American Airlines, Polar Air Cargo, PSA Airlines, Republic Airlines, Shuttle America, Southern Air, Spirit Airlines, United, UPS, US Airways, World Airways

We have decided to grant each applicant a renewal of its blanket route integration certificate covering all of its current and prospective international route authorities. We find that the award of such authority, with the enhanced operational flexibility and administrative convenience it would accord to the holder, is consistent with the public convenience and necessity.

We initially granted the route integration authority in the form of five-year experimental certificates. At the time, we received requests to issue longer term or even indefinite route integration authority. We found that it would be more reasonable to award the authority for a limited period of time to give us the opportunity to review our streamlining approach to blanket route integration before renewing it. We regarded five years as the appropriate length of time for this purpose. After analyzing this streamlining approach, we are now prepared to reissue the certificates for an indefinite duration.

By: Paul Gretch



Frontier Airlines, Inc.

OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

January 25, 2011

Request of Frontier Airlines for Consolidated Certificate

Frontier Airlines, Inc. hereby requests a consolidated US-Mexico Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity in accordance with the procedures described in the Department's Notice dated February 13, 2009, in Docket OST-2005-22228. As required in that Notice, Frontier holds a blanket open-skies certificate, issued by DOT Order 2007-7-3. A list of Frontier's currently-held US-Mexico exemption authority, which Frontier seeks to have consolidated into a single certificate (and for which a renewal application is pending:

Denver-Cancun OST-2002-13061
Denver-Cozumel OST-2005-21033
Denver-Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo OST-2010-0152
Denver-Mazatlan OST-2002-13011
Denver-Puerto Vallarta OST-2003-15371
Denver-San Jose del Cabo OST-2002-13011
Indianapolis-Cancun OST-2009-0155
Kansas City-Cancun OST-2004-17466
Kansas City-Puerto Vallarta OST-2005-21033
Kansas City-San Jose del Cabo OST-2010-0152
Milwaukee-Cancun OST-2010-0137
St. Louis-Cancun OST-2009-0215
St. Louis-Puerto Vallarta OST-2010-0166
Salt Lake City-Cancun OST-2004-17467

Counsel: Hogan Lovells, Patrick Rizzi, 202-637-5659



American Airlines, Inc.

OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

March 25, 2011

Request of American Airlines for Consolidation

American Airlines hereby requests that its US-Mexico exemption authority be consolidated into its US-Mexico certificate for Route 560 (Order 2000-5-31, timely renewal application pending in OST-1999-6172). We are not seeking consolidation of our US-Mexico certificate for Route 628, which we wish to keep separate.

We request that the following exemptions be consolidated into Route 560:

Chicago-Cancun (year-round), OST-2000-8101
Chicago-Cozumel (seasonal), OST-2010-0247
Chicago-Puerto Vallarta (seasonal), OST-2002-13389
Dallas/Ft. Worth-Cozumel (year-round), OST-2002-13389
Dallas/Ft. Worth-Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (seasonal), OST-2003-16495
Los Angeles-San Jose del Cabo (year-round), OST-2000-8361

Our request is consistent with the Department’s streamlining policy, and with US-Mexico route consolidation granted to other carriers, including jetBlue (Order 2009-9-4), Delta Air Lines (Order 2010-3-12), and United Air Lines (Order 2010-5-17).

Counsel: American, Carl Nelson, 202-496-5647



American Eagle Airlines

OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

March 25, 2011

Request of American Eagle for Consolidation

American Eagle Airlines hereby requests that its US-Mexico exemption authority be consolidated into a US-Mexico certificate.

We request consolidation of the following exemptions:

Dallas/Ft. Worth-Chihuahua, OST-2004-18042
Dallas/Ft. Worth-Guadalajara, OST-2004-17128
Dallas/Ft. Worth-Monterrey, OST-2003-16101
Dallas/Ft. Worth-San Luis Potosi, OST-2004-19024
Dallas/Ft. Worth-Torreon, OST-2004-17469

American Eagle’s request is consistent with the Department’s stream-lining policy, and with US-Mexico route consolidation granted to other carriers, including jetBlue (Order 2009-9-4), Delta Air Lines (Order 2010-3-12) and United Air Lines (Order 2010-5-17).

Counsel: American, Carl Nelson, 202-496-5647



American Airlines, Inc.

Order 2011-6-11
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued April 6, 2011 | Served June 9, 2011

Order Issuing Certificate

We have decided to grant American’s consolidation request and to reissue American’s existing economic authority to serve various city pairs in the US-Mexico market.

American requests consolidation of authority it currently holds by exemption with those city-pair markets covered by an Experimental Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Route 560, issued by Order 2000-5-31 and kept in force by its timely-filed renewal application. Not included as part of this consolidation order is authority to serve the Los Angeles-Guadalajara city-pair market, initially included on Route 560 but for which American provided notice of dormancy on December 16, 2002; and the Chicago-Monterrey city-pair market, also initially included on Route 560 - authority that became dormant in 2001, as acknowledged by American in docket OST-2004-17888, on May 17, 2004. Consistent with our streamlining initiative we will assign a new route number to the covered city-pair markets. Nothing in this order will affect authority American holds for Route 628, covering additional US-Mexico city-pair markets, as it was specifically excluded from American’s consolidation request.

Chicago-Acapulco
Chicago-Cancun
Chicago-Cozumel
Chicago-Puerto Vallarta
Chicago-San Jose del Cabo
Dallas/Ft. Worth-Cancun
Dallas/Ft. Worth-Cozumel
Dallas/Ft. Worth-Guadalajara
Dallas/Ft. Worth-Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Dallas/Ft. Worth-Leon
Dallas/Ft. Worth-Puerto Vallarta
Dallas/Ft. Worth-San Jose del Cabo
Los Angeles-San Jose del Cabo
Miami-Cancun
Miami-Mexico City/Toluca

By: Paul Gretch



Frontier Airlines, Inc.

Order 2011-6-12
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued April 6, 2011 | Served June 9, 2011

Order Issuing Certificate

we have decided to grant Frontier’s consolidation request and to reissue Frontier’s existing economic authority to serve various city pairs in the US-Mexico market.

Denver-Cancun Milwaukee-Cancun
Denver-Cozumel
Denver-Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo St. Louis-Cancun
Denver-Mazatlan St. Louis-Puerto Vallarta
Denver-Puerto Vallarta
Denver-San Jose del Cabo Salt Lake City-Cancun
Indianapolis-Cancun
Kansas City-Cancun
Kansas City-Purto Vallarta
Kansas City-San Jose del Cabo

By: Paul Gretch



American Eagle Airlines, Inc.

Order 2011-8-9
OST-2011-0068
- Open-Skies Certificate
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued June 2, 2011 | Served August 4, 2011

Order Issuing Certificate

Under assigned authority and consistent with our streamlining and blanket open-skies certificate initiatives, we have decided to grant American Eagle certificate authority to serve all open-skies partners; that is, foreign aviation partners with which the United States has entered into an open-skies agreement where that agreement is being applied.3 We have also decided to grant to American Eagle certificate authority to serve Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Samoa, Singapore, and Tonga, each a signatory to the Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transportation. Our action here establishes for the carrier a new route certificate.

By: Paul Gretch


 

August 11, 2011

Request of US Airways for Consolidation of US-Mexico Exemption Authorities

US Airways hereby requests that its US-Mexico exemption authorities listed below be consolidated into a single Certificate. This consolidation will maximize efficiency, while reducing costs and administrative burdens, for both the Department and US Airways. As required by the Department's Notice, US Airways holds a blanket Open Skies Certificate, issued by Order 2007-4-20.

US Points Mexico Points Docket Expiration Seasonality
Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia Cancun OST-2002-13855 7/12/13 Year-round
Washington, DC Mexico City OST-2003-15310 10/8/11 Year-round
Charlotte Cozumel OST-2001-9768 12/13/12 Year-round
Charlotte Mexico City OST-2003-14575 2/28/13 Year-round
Phoenix Cancun OST-2006-24613 7/28/13 Year-round
Phoenix Guadalajara OST-2007-0025 10/8/11 Year-round
Phoenix Mexico City, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, San Jose del Cabo, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo OST-2007-29308 5/26/13 Year-round (except Manzanillo, which is seasonal)
Los Angeles, San Francisco Cancun, San Jose del Cabo OST-2009-0172 7/6/13 Year-round (except SFO-Cancun, which is seasonal)
Charlotte Puerto Vallarta, San Jose del Dabo OST-2010-0040 2/22/12 Year-round
Phoenix Guaymas, Hermosillo OST-2005-22645 10/8/11 Year-round

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass


August 11, 2011

Request of US Airways for Consolidation of US-Caribbean Exemption Authorities

US Airways hereby requests that its exemption authorities listed in Exhibit A be consolidated into a single Certificate. The exemption authorities listed are for service to non-Open Skies markets without entry or frequency limitations, for which US Airways currently holds exemption authority.

This consolidation will maximize efficiency, while reducing costs and administrative burdens, for both the Department and US Airways. As required by the Department's Notice, US Airways holds a blanket Open Skies Certificate, issued by DOT Order 2007-4-20.

Route Docket Expiration
US-Antigua OST-2001-9932 4/21/08
US-Bahamas OST-2001-9766 10/23/11
US-Barbados OST-2001-9769 10/9/11
US-Belize OST-2002-12259 10/9/11
US-Dominicana/Haiti OST-2004-18346 7/7/12
US-Grenada OST-2000-7340 7/22/13
US-Anguilla/Saba/St. Eustatius/St. Barthelemy OST-2002-13705 12/16/04
US-St. Kitts & Nevis OST-2001-10589 2/16/08
US-St. Lucia OST-2001-9767 10/9/11
US-Turks & Caicos OST-2002-12208 2/18/13

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass


 

September 2, 2011

Request of American Eagle for Favorable Action

On March 25, 2011, American Eagle Airlines, Inc. applied in the captioned docket for a single certificate of public convenience and necessity consolidating its US-Mexico exemptions. On August 4, 2011, the Department issued an international open skies certificate to American Eagle (Order 2011-8-9, August 4, 2011), which we understand is a prerequisite for the consolidated certificate at issue here.

Accordingly, we request favorable action on our US-Mexico request, and confirm that the list of transborder city-pairs we submitted on March 25, 2011 remains the same.

Dallas/Ft. Worth-Chihuahua, OST-2004-18042
Dallas/Ft. Worth-Guadalajara, OST-2004-17128
Dallas/Ft. Worth-Monterrey, OST-2003-16101
Dallas/Ft. Worth-San Luis Potosi, OST-2004-19024
Dallas/Ft. Worth-Torreon, OST-2004-17469

Counsel: American, Carl Nelson, 202-496-5647



US-Mexico Procedural Docket

Order 2011-9-4
OST-2011-0076
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued and Served September 12, 2011

Order to Show Cause

We tentatively find that we can best address and improve the situation by changing to a more transparent, centralized, user-friendly approach. Specifically, we propose to establish a Mexico Procedural Docket in Docket OST-2011-0076, where US carrier requests and notices, previously filed informally (and generally undocketed), would be filed and where related Department actions would be posted. We believe that this approach would enhance industry and public awareness of newly-available route opportunities, pending requests, and our action on those requests, and would significantly improve administrative efficiency.

We will also continue our practice to grant, to qualified US air carriers, consolidated US-Mexico certificate authority pursuant to, and consistent with, the procedures described in the Department’s February 13, 2009 Notice, in Docket OST-2005-22228. However, in furtherance of our continued streamlining measures, and consistent with our centralization efforts here, we have tentatively decided: (1) to move previously-issued consolidated US-Mexico certificates in Docket OST-2005-22228 to the Mexico Procedural Docket in Docket OST-2011-0076; (2) to require that all future requests for consolidated US-Mexico certificates be filed in the Mexico Procedural Docket, and served on all US carriers providing scheduled air transportation in the US-Mexico market.

By: Susan Kurland



Delta Air Lines, Inc.

OST-1997-2653 - US-China Codeshare with China Southern (Los Angeles-Guangzhou)
OST-2001-10172 - 2001 China Codeshare Points
OST-2001-9314 - US-China Codeshare with China Southern
OST-2005-20145 - Blanket Codeshare Authority
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2006-23526 - Atlanta-Quito/Guayaquil, Ecuador
OST-2007-26805 - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2009-0186 - US-Grenada
OST-2010-0089 - Detroit-Sao Paulo
OST-2010-0095 - Delta and Gol - US-Brazil Codesharing
OST-2010-0133 - Minneapolis/St. Paul-Mexico City
OST-2010-0176 - US-Japan-Palau
OST-2010-0196 - San Antonio/Columbus/Austin/Tampa-Cancun
OST-2010-0230 - Memphis-Mexico City
OST-2011-0065 - US-China Reciprocal Codesharing
OST-2011-0110 - Delta and AeroMexico - US-Mexico Transborder Routes

September 20, 2011

Application for Renewal of Exemption and Certificate Authorities

Delta Air Lines, Inc. hereby requests renewal of exemption and certificate authorities which enable Delta to offer scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between the United States and various foreign points. The international services for which renewal is sought are operated either by Delta or its codeshare partners. Delta requests renewal of its exemptions for a period of at least two years, and renewal of its certificates for a period of at least five years.

Counsel: Delta, Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184



Delta Air Lines, Inc.

OST-1997-2653 - US-China Codeshare with China Southern (Los Angeles-Guangzhou)
OST-2001-10172 - 2001 China Codeshare Points
OST-2001-9314 - US-China Codeshare with China Southern
OST-2005-20145 - Blanket Codeshare Authority
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2006-23526 - Atlanta-Quito/Guayaquil, Ecuador
OST-2007-26805 - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2009-0186 - US-Grenada
OST-2010-0089 - Detroit-Sao Paulo
OST-2010-0095 - Delta and Gol - US-Brazil Codesharing
OST-2010-0133 - Minneapolis/St. Paul-Mexico City
OST-2010-0176 - US-Japan-Palau
OST-2010-0196 - San Antonio/Columbus/Austin/Tampa-Cancun
OST-2010-0230 - Memphis-Mexico City
OST-2011-0065 - US-China Reciprocal Codesharing
OST-2011-0110 - Delta and AeroMexico - US-Mexico Transborder Routes

September 21, 2011

Motion for Leave to Withdraw

Delta Air Lines, Inc. requests leave to withdraw its omnibus renewal application, filed yesterday in the above-captioned dockets.

Counsel: Delta, Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184



Pinnacle Airlines, Inc.

OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2010-0129 - Exemption - Detroit-Monterrey

October 4, 2011

Notice of Dormancy

Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. hereby notifies the Department of the dormancy of its Atlanta-Monterrey and Detroit-Monterrey services, which are being transferred to other "Delta Connection" carriers.

Pinnacle's Atlanta-Monterrey authority was granted by certificate for Route 891 and its Detroit-Monterrey was granted by exemption. The 90th day of the Atlanta-Monterrey dormancy will be December 6, 2011, and the 90th day of the Detroit-Monterrey dormancy will be December 5, 2011.

See Order 2010-1-2 issued January 4, 2010 (Docket OST-2005-22228).

See Notice of Action Taken issued May 24, 2010 (Docket OST-2010-0129). Pinnacle currently has an application pending in Docket OST-2005-22228 to amend its certificate for Route 891 to add the Detroit-Monterrey route segment. That application is now moot.

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Gary Garofalo, 202-776-3970



Delta Air Lines, Inc.

OST-1997-2653 - US-China Codeshare with China Southern (Los Angeles-Guangzhou)
OST-2001-10172 - 2001 China Codeshare Points
OST-2001-9314 - US-China Codeshare with China Southern
OST-2005-20145 - Blanket Codeshare Authority
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2006-23526 - Atlanta-Quito/Guayaquil, Ecuador
OST-2007-26805 - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2009-0186 - US-Grenada
OST-2010-0089 - Detroit-Sao Paulo
OST-2010-0095 - Delta and Gol - US-Brazil Codesharing
OST-2010-0133 - Minneapolis/St. Paul-Mexico City
OST-2010-0176 - US-Japan-Palau
OST-2010-0196 - San Antonio/Columbus/Austin/Tampa-Cancun
OST-2010-0230 - Memphis-Mexico City
OST-2011-0065 - US-China Reciprocal Codesharing
OST-2011-0110 - Delta and AeroMexico - US-Mexico Transborder Routes

Filed September 21, 2011 | Approved October 27, 2011

DOT Approval of Motion of Delta for Leave to Withdraw

We grant the motion of Delta Air Lines to withdraw its omnibus renewal application filed September 20, 2011, in the above-referenced dockets.

By: Brett Kruger



American Eagle Airlines, Inc.

Order 2011-11-19
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued September 15, 2011 | Served November 16, 2011

Order Issuing Certificates

By this order we grant American Eagle Airlines, Inc. consolidated certificate authority to provide combination service in US-Mexico city-pair markets for which American Eagle holds economic authority by exemption.

Upon effectiveness, the authority granted by this order supersedes any orders previously issued or actions taken by the Department granting the carrier operating rights in the listed markets. For those services currently operated under an exemption, the exemption will terminate upon the effectiveness of the attached certificate of public convenience and necessity.

By: Paul Gretch



January 13, 2012

Request of Frontier Airlines for Designation (Kansas City-San Jose del Cabo)

Frontier Airlines, Inc. holds certificate authority for the Kansas City-San Jose del Cabo route, which is currently limited to code-sharing service. Frontier respectfully requests immediate conversion of its code-share authorization for the Kansas City-San Jose del Cabo route to a designation so that it may operate its own aircraft on this route during the current peak winter period, and on a seasonal basis going forward. Unused US airline designations remain available for this route.

Frontier anticipates it will also continue to offer seasonal code-share service on this route on flights operated by its affiliate Republic Airline Inc.

Counsel: Hogan Lovells, Robert Cohn, 202-637-5600



US-Mexico Procedural Docket

Order 2012-1-30
OST-2011-0076
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued and Served January 31, 2012

Final Order

By this order, we finalize our tentative actions proposed in Order 2011-9-4, issued September 12, 2011, by modifying certain regulatory procedures for US carriers serving or, in the case of small aircraft operations, seeking to serve the US-Mexico market.

By Order 2011-9-4, we proposed to address a number of informal US-Mexico-related filing arrangements. These informal arrangements have been used by US carriers seeking operational flexibility to adjust, delay, or temporarily cease services, or seeking the designation necessary to provide small-aircraft services in the US-Mexico market. Specifically, we proposed to establish a Mexico Procedural Docket in Docket OST-2011-0076, where US carrier requests and notices, previously filed informally (and generally undocketed), would be filed and where related Department actions would be posted. We tentatively found that by using a more transparent, centralized, and user-friendly approach, as proposed, we would enhance industry and public awareness of newly-available route opportunities, pending requests, and our action on those requests, and would significantly improve administrative efficiency.

No answers or comments were filed in response to our proposals.

By: Susan Kurland

Order 2009-9-4 - jetBlue - Issuing Certificates (US-Mexico)
Order 2010-1-2
- Pinnacle Airlines - Issuing Certificates (US-Mexico)
Order 2010-3-12 - Delta - Issuing Certificate (US-Mexico)
Order 2010-5-17 - United - Issuing Certificate (US-Mexico)
Order 2011-6-11 - American - Issuing Certificate (US-Mexico)
Order 2011-6-12 - Frontier - Issuing Certificate (US-Mexico)
Order 2011-11-19 - American Eagle - Issuing Certificate (US-Mexico)


 

OST-2011-0076 - US Mexico Procedural Docket
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

June 28, 2012

Request of Frontier Airlines for Conversion of Authorized Service

Frontier Airlines, Inc. holds certificate authority for the Denver-Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo route, which is currently limited to codesharing service (Frontier will also continue to offer seasonal code-share service on this route on flights operated by its affiliate Republic Airline Inc.). Frontier respectfully requests conversion of its code-share authorization for the Denver-Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo route to a designation so that it may operate its own aircraft on this route on a seasonal/intermittent basis going forward, with a start date on or around February 9, 2013. Frontier believes that unused US airline designations are available for this route.

Counsel: Hogan Lovells, Robert Cohn, 202-637-4999


July 6, 2012

Re: Polling Results

On behalf of Frontier Airlines, Inc., we have polled the US carrier representatives served with the above-referenced Request filed on June 28, 2012, and no carrier has objected to the relief sought therein.

Counsel: Hogan Lovells, Patrick Rizzi, 202-637-5659


Filed June 28, 2012 | Approved July 6, 2012

Department Approval of Request

We approve Frontier's reqnest to convert its Denver-IxtapalZihuatanejo operations from codeshare-only to direct-carrier (own-aircraft) senice. We acted on this request without awaiting expiration of the 15-day answer period with the consent of all parties scned with the application.

By: Brett Kruger


 

Order 2013-7-23
OST-1995-589
OST-1995-590
OST-1998-3598
OST-1998-3857
OST-1998-4024
OST-2000-8029
OST-2000-8030
OST-2005-22228
OST-2007-0084
OST-2007-27074
OST-2007-27790
OST-2011-0232

Issued and Served July 31, 2013

Order Revoking an/or Canceling Authority

OST-1995-589; OST-1995-590; and OST-2007-27790: By Order 1996-6-18, issued June 7, 1996, we reissued Capital Cargo International Airways, Inc., certificates of public convenience and necessity authorizing it to engage in interstate scheduled air transportation of property and mail and foreign charter air transportation of property and mail. By Order 2007-7-4, issued May 7, 2007, we issued the air carrier blanket open-skies authority to engage in foreign scheduled all-cargo operations. The air carrier operated under its authority until January 2013 when it ceased operations. Subsequently, CCIA’s representative notified the Department that the air carrier had ceased operations and that it did not object to the cancelation of its certificate authority prior to the expiration of the one-year dormancy period.

OST-1998-3857: By Order 1999-10-19, issued October 20, 1999, we reissued to Inland Aviation, Inc., a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing it to engage in interstate scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail. The air carrier operated under this authority until November 2011 when it ceased operations. To date, we have not received an application from Inland to have its fitness redetermined. Under these circumstances, and in accordance with section 204.7 of our rules, we revoke Inland’s certificate authority.

OST-1998-4024; OST-2005-22228; and OST-2007-0084: By Order 1998-7-6, issued July 8, 1998, we reissued to Comair, Inc., a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing it to engage in interstate scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail. By Order 2008-4-26, issued February 14, 2008, we issued the air carrier blanket open-skies authority to engage in foreign scheduled air transportation of persons, property, and mail. By Order 2008-5-4, issued March 4, 2008, we issued the air carrier a blanket route integration certificate. The air carrier operated under its authority until September 2012 when it ceased operations. Subsequently, Comair’s representative notified the Department that the air carrier had ceased operations and that it did not object to the cancelation of its certificate authority prior to the expiration of the one-year dormancy period.

OST-1998-4024: By Order 1998-7-6, issued July 8, 1998, we reissued to Mesaba Aviation, Inc., a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing it to engage in interstate scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail. The air carrier operated under this authority until January 2012 when it ceased operations. To date, we have not received an application from Mesaba to have its fitness redetermined. Under these circumstances, and in accordance with section 204.7 of our rules, we revoke Mesaba’s certificate authority.

OST-1998-4024 and OST-1998-3598: By Order 1998-7-6, issued July 8, 1998, we reissued to Executive Airlines, Inc., a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing it to engage in interstate scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail. By Order 1998-5-12, issued April 23, 1998, Executive acquired additional certificate authority authorizing it to engage in foreign scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail. The air carrier operated under its authority until April 2013 when it ceased operations. Subsequently, Executive’s representative notified the Department that the air carrier had ceased operations and that it did not object to the cancelation of its certificate authority prior to the expiration of the one-year dormancy period.

OST-2000-8029; OST-2000-8030; and OST-2007-27790: By Order 2001-12-22, issued December 27, 2001, we reissued Brendan Airways, LLC d/b/a USA 3000 Airlines, certificates of public convenience and necessity authorizing it to engage in interstate and foreign scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail. By Order 2007-7-3, issued May 7, 2007, we issued the air carrier blanket open-skies authority to engage in foreign scheduled air transportation of persons, property, and mail. The air carrier operated under this authority until January 30, 2012, when it ceased operations. To date, we have not received an application from USA 3000 to have its fitness redetermined. Under these circumstances, and in accordance with section 204.7 of our rules, we revoke USA 3000’s certificate authority.

OST-2007-27074: By Order 2008-1-19, issued January 24, 2008, we reissued to Lynx Aviation, Inc., a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing it to engage in interstate scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail. The air carrier operated under this authority until April 2011 when it ceased operations. To date, we have not received an application from Lynx’s to have its fitness redetermined. Under these circumstances, and in accordance with section 204.7 of our rules, we revoke Lynx’s certificate authority.

OST-2011-0232: By Order 2002-4-8, issued April 11, 2002, we reissued ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing it to engage in interstate scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail. The air carrier operated under this authority until January 2012 when it merged operations with its sister company, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. To date, we have not received an application from ExpressJet to have its fitness redetermined. Under these circumstances, and in accordance with section 204.7 of our rules, we revoke ExpressJet’s certificate authority.

By: Susan Kurland


 

OST-2011-0076 - US-Mexico Procedural Docket
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

March 6, 2014

Application of jetBlue Airways for Renewal of Certificate

jetBlue Airways Corporation respectfully requests that the Department of Transportation renew jetBlue’s certificate of public convenience and necessity to operate scheduled combination service between the United States, from Boston, MA, Fort Lauderdale, FL, New York, NY (JFK) and Orlando, FL, on the one hand, and Cancun, Mexico, on the other hand. DOT issued a combined certificate for the US-Mexico city-pair markets above as Route 895 through Order Issuing Certificates dated September 9, 2009 (Order 2009-9-4) in docket OST-2005-22228. JetBlue requests that its Certificate be reissued for another five year period.

jetBlue will continue its Boston, MA, Fort Lauderdale, FL, New York, NY (JFK) and Orlando, FL on the one hand, and Cancun, Mexico, on the other hand with A320 and E190 aircraft. jetBlue respectfully requests that the Department renew the certificate authority to operate scheduled combination service between the city pairs.

Counsel: Cooley LLP, Jonathan Hill, 202-842-7899




OST-2012-0115 - Certificate and Exemption - US-Cayman Islands
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

March 6, 2014

Application for Renewal of an Exemption

jetBlue Airways Corporation respectfully requests that the Department of Transportation reissue jetBlue an exemption to operate scheduled combination service between the United States and the Cayman Islands. DOT issued the original exemption through a NOAT dated July 18, 2012 in docket OST-2012-0115.

jetBlue will continue its service (a) year-round with A321, A320 or E190 aircraft from JFK to GCM, and (b) seasonally (November-April) with A321, A320 or E190 aircraft from BOS to GCM. jetBlue renews its request that the Department add this exemption to its Consolidated Certificate issued under OST-2005-22228.

Counsel: Cooley LLP, Jonathan Hill, 202-842-7899


March 12, 2014

Request of jetBlue Airways to Consolidate Certificates

Please accept this letter as a request that the Department of Transportation add certain exemption authority to its consolidated certificate issued in Order 2009-9-4 in Docket OST-2005-22228. jetBlue holds the requisite blanket open-skies certificate.

Country-Routing Authority Order granting/renewing authority Docket
Any point in the United States to any point in the Cayman Islands Exemption NOAT on July 18, 2012 OST-2012-0115
Any point in the United States to any point in the Dominican Republic Exemption NOAT on January 17, 2014 OST-2009-0342
Any point in the United States to any point in Haiti Exemption NOAT on May 20, 2013 OST-2013-0099
Any point in the United States to any point in Turks & Caicos Exemption NOAT on August 2, 2012 OST-2010-0228

jetBlue further requests, pursuant to Order 2009-12-21 that the Department remove point restrictions on the countries and routes already included in jetBlue’s consolidated certificate for non-limited entry markets. The chart below sets forth the markets it seeks to have broadened.

Country-Routing Authority Order granting/renewing authority Docket
United States to Bahamas Exemption NOAT on September 8, 2009 OST-2004-18796
United States to Bermuda Exemption NOAT on January 17, 2014 OST-2009-0342

Counsel: Cooley LLP, Jonathan Hill, 202-842-7800


 

jetBlue Airways Corporation

Order 2014-6-13
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued April 21, 2014 | Served June 24, 2014

Order Issuing Certificate to jetBlue Airways

By this order we amend and reissue to jetBlue Airways Corporation consolidated certificate authority to provide combination services in markets that are not limited as to entry or frequency but which do not involve open-skies partners of the United States, for which jetBlue holds economic authority by exemption or certificate.

Our action here amends and reissues the carrier’s Route 894 certificate. We have removed from Route 894 the two point-specific route segments for services to the Dominican Republic because they are now superseded by the broader US-Dominican Republic authority granted to jetBlue.

By: Paul Gretch


 

September 9, 2014

Application for Renewal of Certificate Authorities

Delta Air Lines, Inc. hereby requests renewal of the certificate authorities set forth in Attachment A, which enable Delta to offer scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between the United States and various foreign points. As specified in Attachment A, the international services for which renewal is sought are operated either by Delta or its codeshare partners. Delta requests renewal of its certificates for a period of at least five years.

Counsel: Delta, Alexander Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184


 

November 5, 2014

Application for Renewal and Amendment of Certificate Authority

Renewal of United's U.S.-Mexico Certificate will permit United to continue providing significant benefits to U.S.-Mexico travelers and shippers and is clearly in the public interest. It will also ensure the continuation of airline and intergateway competition in the U.S.- Mexico market and is fully consistent with the U.S.-Mexico bilateral air transport agreement, as amended.

United further requests that the Department amend its U.S.-Mexico Certificate to include certain certificate and exemption authorities that permit United to provide scheduled air transportation of persons, property, and mail between the United States and Mexico that were either not included in, or were granted subsequent to, United's U.S.-Mexico Certificate.

Counsel: United and Crowell & Moring, Gerald Murphy, 202-624-2500


 

jetBlue Airways Corporation

Order 2014-12-1
OST-2011-0076 - US-Mexico Procedural Docket
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued September 30, 2014 | Served December 2, 2014

Order Issuing Certificate

By application filed March 6, 2014, jetBlue requests renewal of its certificate for Route 895, to provide combination service between Boston, MA; Fort Lauderdale, FL; New York, NY; and Orlando, FL; on the one hand, and Cancun, Mexico, on the other hand. jetBlue has advised that it is not seeking renewal of its previously-held certificate authority for services in the Washington, DC-Cancun and Tampa-Cancun markets.. Our action here renews the carrier’s Route 895 certificate.

Own-Aircraft Markets:

New York/Newark-Cancun - OST-2005-23494
Ft. Lauderdale-Cancun - OST-2008-0372
Boston-Cancun - OST-2006-26525
Orlando-Cancun - OST-2007-0071

By: Paul Gretch


 

North American Airlines, Inc.

 

Order 2014-12-17
OST-1999-5998 - New York-Guyana
OST-2001-9319 - US- Dominican Republic
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued July 31, 2014 | Served December 23, 2014

Order Revoking Foreign Certificates

By Order 2014-7-21, issued July 31, 2014, we revoked the Section 41102 certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing North American Airlines, Inc. to engage in interstate air transportation of persons, property and mail.

By this order, we are revoking the company’s companion foreign certificates and blanket route integration authority. Instead of repeating our findings and conclusion in Order 2014-7-21, we incorporate them here by reference.

By: Todd Homan

 

Order 2014-12-14
OST-1999-5998 - New York-Guyana
OST-2001-9319 - US-Dominican Republic
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued July 31, 2014 | Served December 23, 2014

Order Revoking Foreign Certificate - Corrected Order Number

By Order 2014-7-21, issued July 31, 2014, we revoked the Section 41102 certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing North American Airlines, Inc. to engage in interstate air transportation of persons, property and mail.

By this order, we are revoking the company’s companion foreign certificates and blanket route integration authority. Instead of repeating our findings and conclusion in Order 2014-7-21, we incorporate them here by reference.

By: Todd Homan


 

Order 2015-9-18
OST-2015-0090
- Blanket Open-Skies Certificate
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

Issued July 20, 2015 | Served September 22, 2015

Order Issuing Certificate

By this order we grant National Air Cargo Group, Inc. d/b/a National Airlines certificate authority to provide combination service to all of our foreign aviation partners that have entered into an open-skies agreement with the United States where that agreement is being applied.

We have also decided to grant to National Airlines certificate authority to serve Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Samoa, Singapore and Tonga, each a signatory to the Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transportation.4Our action here establishes for the carrier a new route certificate, in the form attached at Appendix A. We find that grant of the certificate is consistent with the public convenience and necessity. We find further that the pending open-skies request is not controversial and that it is appropriate to grant the authority at issue here under simplified procedures.

We will also grant the carrier blanket authority such that when an additional foreign aviation partner enters into an open-skies agreement with the United States, and where that agreement is being applied, authority to serve that open-skies partner will automatically be included as part of the carrier’s certificate authority without the need for further action by the Department or the carrier. The Department finds that the award of such authority, on a prospective basis, with the enhanced administrative convenience it would accord to the carrier, is consistent with the public interest.

By: Paul Gretch


 

OST-2011-0076 - US-Mexico Procedural Docket
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers

November 18, 2015

Application for Renewal of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

Frontier Airlines, Inc. hereby applies for renewal of its certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing it to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between: 1) Denver, Colorado and Cancun, Mexico; 2) Denver, Colorado and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; 3) Denver, Colorado and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico; and 4) St. Louis, Missouri and Cancun, Mexico. The Department granted a consolidated certificate for these US-Mexico city-pair markets to Frontier as Route 904 by Order 2011-6-12 dated June 9, 2011 in Docket OST-2005-22228. Frontier requests that its certificate be renewed and reissued for another five-year period.

The Department also granted Frontier certificate authority to operate the following US-Mexico routes: 1) Denver-Cozumel; 2 ) Denver-lxtapa/Zihuatanejo 3; ) Denver-Mazatlan; 4) Indianapolis-Cancun; 5) Kansas City-Cancun; 6) Kansas City-Puerto Vallarta; 7) Kansas City-San Jose del Cabo; 8) Milwaukee-Cancun; 9) St. Louis-Puerto Vallarta; and 10) Salt Lake City-Cancun. Frontier no longer operates service in these city-pair markets and is not renewing its certificate authority for these routes. See Notice of Dormancy of Frontier Airlines, Inc., November 10, 2015 (Docket OST-2011-0076).

Counsel: Cozen O'Connor, Stephen Lachter, 202-463-3416


 

Order 2018-4-22
OST-2005-22228
- Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Liecensing US and Foreign Air Carriers
OST-2005-22462 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - US-Canada

Issued February 28, 2018 | Served May 1, 2018

Order Issuing Certificate

We have decided, under assigned authority, to grant AWAC’s request for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to serve between any point or points in the United States and any point or points in Canada.

We find that grant of this authority is consistent with the public interest and, based on officially noticeable data, we find that AWAC is fit to conduct the scheduled foreign air transportation for which it seeks authority here (see Order 1993-12-41). AWAC is an operating certificated air carrier, for which the authority at issue here would not constitute a substantial change in operations requiring further review by the Department. No information has come to our attention which leads us to question the fitness of AWAC to perform the authority it seeks.

By: Brian Hedberg


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