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Order 2019-7-9 - Ground Handling Operations of Foreign Air Carriers of India - Final Order - Suspension of Air India and Jet Airways Right to Self-Handle at US Airports

 

OST-95-537 5/6/97 Withdrawal of Objection of Northwest Airlines India-US PDF
Order 97-5-2

OST-97-2296

5/8/97 Order Removing Requirement to File Schedules   PDF
OST-95-537 Posted 6/10/97 Notice of Action Taken India-Chicago PDF
OST-96-1007 12/12/97 Application for Renewal of Exemption India-Washington Dulles, Codeshare with United HTML
OST-98-3549 2/23/98 Application for Exemption Mumbai-Los Angeles Codeshare with Singapore Airlines HTML
    Service List    
OST-98-3549 3/17/98 Notice of Action India and Los Angeles, CA. via Singapore and Taipei, Codeshare with Singapore Airlines  
OST-95-537 5/26/98 Application for Renewal of Exemption India-Chicago via Toronto/London/Paris/Frankfurt, Chicago-Frankfurt and Chicago-Paris Traffic Rights  
    Service List    
OST-96-1007 November 24, 1998 Application for Renewal of Exemption Delhi, India - Washington, D.C. (Dulles) - Codeshare with United Air Lines
    Service List  
OST-96-1007 December 8, 1998 Answer of Trans World Airlines Washington Dulles-Delhi Codeshare with United
OST-96-1007 December 15, 1998 Reply of Air India Scheduled Service Washington Dulles-Delhi Codeshare with United
OST-98-3549 March 16, 1999 Application for Renewal of Exemption Los Angeles-Mumbai Codeshare with Singapore Airlines
    Service List  
OST-98-3549 Filed March 16, 1999
Issued April 8, 1999
Notice of Action Taken India - Los Angeles via Singapore and Taipei (Codesharing w/Singapore Airlines Limited)
OST-98-3549 April 5, 2000 Application for Renewal of Exemption Los Angeles-Mumbai and Other Points Pursuant to Codeshare with Singapore Airlines
    Service List  
OST-98-3549 Filed April 5, 2000
Issued February 9, 2001
Notice of Action Taken Los Angeles- Mumbai and Other Points Pursuant to Codeshare with Singapore Airlines
OST-01-8976 February 23, 2001 Application for Exemption L.A.- Malaysia/India
    Service List  
OST-01-8976 March 12, 2001 Answer of Northwest Airlines Exemption Permitting Scheduled Service Over a Los Angeles-Malaysia-India Routing Pursuant to a Codeshare Agreement
    Service List  
OST-01-8976 March 21, 2001 Reply of Air India

Scanned Copy

L.A.- Malaysia/India Codeshare with Malaysia
    Service List  
OST-01-8976 Filed February 23, 2001
Issued March 28, 2001
Notice of Action Taken L.A.- Malaysia/India Codeshare with Malaysia
OST-98-3549 February 8, 2002 Application for Renewal of Exemption Los Angeles, CA- India
    Service List  
OST-01-8976 March 20, 2002 Application for Renewal of Exemption L.A.- Malaysia/India
    Service List  
OST-96-1007
OST-99-6088
OST-99-5477
OST-98-4127
OST-98-4552
February 21, 2003 Notice of Action Taken Dismissing Applications Various Dockets
OST-03-14716 March 17, 2003 Application for Exemption Exemption Permitting Scheduled Service between India and San Francisco, Pursuant to Codeshare Agreement with Singapore Airlines
OST-03-14716 Filed March 17, 2003
Issued April 14, 2003
Notice of Action Taken India-San Francisco, California, via Singapore
OST-95-537 Filed May 26, 1998
Issued April 14, 2003
Notice of Action Taken India-Chicago, via Intermediate Points
         

OST-03-16315 - India-San Francisco/Los Angeles/Seattle

October 10, 2003

Application for an Exemption

Counsel: Squire Sanders, Marshall Sinick, 202-626-6600


OST-03-16315 - Air India - Exemption - India-San Francisco/Los Angeles/Seattle Codeshare with Asiana
OST-3-16314 - Asiana - Statement of Authorization - Seoul-San Francisco/Los Angeles/Seattle Codeshare with Air India

October 27, 2003

Answer of United Air Lines

In their applications, Air India seeks exemption authority and Asiana a statement of authorization to allow Air India to display its designator code on flights operated by Asiana between points in India and certain U.S. points (San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle) via Seoul. United is seeking similar authority to code share on Asiana's services between the U.S. and India via Seoul.

United applied to the Indian authorities in August for authority to code share with Asiana. Today, United was advised that India had approved its code share, but only through December 31, 2003.

In these circumstances, United does not object to approval of the Air/India Asiana applications on a reciprocal basis -- i.e., for a period to expire on December 31, 2003. United will meanwhile seek an extension of its Indian authority to code share on Asiana for a longer term and will keep the Department advised of the results of those efforts.

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


OST-03-16315 - Exemption Permitting Scheduled Service between India and San Francisco/Los Angeles/Seattle Pursuant to a Codeshare Agreement

December 12, 2003

Motion

Hereby moves the Department of Transportation to promptly extend Air-India's exemption authority until March 27, 2004, to engage in the scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between points in India and San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, and Seattle, Washington, via Seoul, South Korea (without Seoul-U.S. traffic rights), pursuant to a codeshare agreement with Asiana Airlines, Inc.  Air-India's current authority expires on December 31, 2003, and Air-India is extremely desirous of avoiding any hiatus in marketing these codeshare services.

Counsel: Squire Sanders, Marshall Sinick, 202-626-6600


OST-03-16315 - Air-India Exemption
OST-03-16314 - Asiana-Statement of Authorization

Filed October 10, 2003 | Issued December 23, 2003

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Air-India Limited (OST-2003-16315)—Extend exemption authority to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between points in India, on the one hand, and San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle, via Seoul, Korea (without Seoul-U.S. traffic rights), on the other hand, pursuant to a code-share agreement with Asiana Airlines, Inc. (Asiana), through March 27, 2004

Asiana (OST-2003-16314)—Extend statement of authorization to display Air-India’s designator code (“AI”) on flights operated by Asiana Airlines between Seoul, Korea, on the one hand, and Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, on the other hand, for an indefinite period.

Air-India states that on November 25, 2003, India’s DGAC extended United’s authority to code-share with Asiana until March 27, 2004.  Air-India further states that United authorized Air-India to represent that United would not object to an extension of Air India’s exemption authority until March 27, 2004 (commensurate with United’s authority to code-share with Asiana).

On November 6, 2003, we approved in part and deferred in part, action on the requests of Air-India and Asiana to conduct the above described services beyond December 31, 2003, pending the outcome of efforts by United Air Lines, Inc. (United) with the Government of India to extend its authority to codeshare with Asiana between the United States and India, via Seoul, beyond December 31.

We defer action on Air-India’s request for an exemption and Asiana’s request for a statement of authorization beyond March 27, 2004.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-03-16315 - Exemption Permitting Scheduled Service Between India and San Francisco/Los Angeles/Seattle Pursuant to Codeshare Agreement with Asiana

March 18, 2004

Motion of Air-India

Hereby moves the Department of Transportation to promptly extend Air-India's exemption authority for one year to engage in the scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between points in India and San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, and Seattle, Washington, via Seoul, South Korea (without Seoul-U.S. traffic rights), pursuant to a codeshare agreement with Asiana Airlines, Inc. Air-India's current authority expires on March 27, 2004, and Air-India wishes to avoid any hiatus in the marketing and sale of these codeshare services.

The U.S. has recognized consistently that the inclusion of a point in a bilateral agreement to which the United States is a party and the designation of the foreign carrier by its home country government for service to that point satisfy all public interest requirements for the grant of exemption authority.

Northwest Airlines, United Air Lines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines hold economic authority to operate similar third-country codeshare services between the U.S. and India. In fact, Northwest currently operates codeshare services with KLM between Mumbai and Minneapolis/St. Paul via Amsterdam. Air-India should be permitted to conduct the same type of operation that Northwest currently does, which is expressly granted under the bilateral to carriers of both countries. See Notice of Action Taken dated March 31, 2003, Docket OST-2001-9167 (American Airlines); Notice of Action Taken dated July 30, 2001, Docket OST-96-1969 (Delta Air Lines); Notice of Action Taken dated July 30, 2001, Docket OST-96-1966 (United Air Lines); and Notice of Action Taken dated July 30, 2001 in Dockets OST-96-1967 and OST-96-1273 (Northwest Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines).

Counsel: Squire Sanders, Marshall Sinick, 202-626-6600


OST-03-16315 - Air India - Exemption - India-San Francisco/Los Angeles/Seattle Codeshare with Asiana
OST-03-16314 - Asiana - Statement of Authorization - Seoul-San Francisco/Los Angeles/Seattle Codeshare with Air India

March 23, 2004

Consolidated Comments of United Air Lines

By their pleadings, Asiana and Air‑India seek extensions of temporary authorizations issued to them by the Department relating to code‑share services between India and the U.S. via Korea. United has previously received similar temporary authorizations from the government of India to permit United to engage in code‑share services between the U.S. and India via Korea in conjunction with Asiana.

Although United expects to continue to receive seasonal approvals from the government of India, it has no objection to longer term approvals being granted to Air‑India and Asiana consistent with the Department's usual practice. Such DOT approvals should be made with the understanding that, should seasonal approvals from India not be forthcoming in the future, United will have the right to request withdrawal of the temporary code‑share approvals awarded to Air‑India and Asiana and the Department will have reserved the power to grant such withdrawals pursuant to United's request should such relief be deemed to be consistent with the public interest.

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


OST-03-16314 - Seoul-San Francisco/Los Angeles/Seattle Codeshare with Air India
OST-03-16315 - India-San Francisco/Los Angeles/Seattle Codeshare with Asiana

Filed March 18, 2004 | Issued on March 26, 2004

Notice of Action Taken | Word

On March 18, 2004, Air-India requested that we extend its exemption authority for a term of one year.  On the same date, Asiana requested that we extend its statement of authorization through October 30, 2004 (commensurate with the term of authority it anticipated that the Government of India would grant United to continue its code-share services with Asiana). Specifically, Air-India requested a one-year grant of its exemption authority to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between points in India, on the one hand, and San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle, via Seoul, Korea (without Seoul-U.S. traffic rights), on the other hand, pursuant to a code-share agreement with Asiana.  Asiana requested an indefinite statement of authorization to display Air-India’s designator code (“AI”) on flights operated by Asiana between Seoul, Korea, on the one hand, and Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, on the other hand.

On March 23, United filed a consolidated answer noting that it had previously received temporary approvals from the Government of India to conduct code-share services between the U.S. and India, via Korea with Asiana.  United stated that while it expected to continue to receive seasonal approvals from the Government of India, it has no objection to our granting the requests of Air-India and Asiana for longer terms, consistent with Department practice.  United further stated that any approvals of the instant requests be made with the understanding that should the Government of India not be forthcoming with United’s seasonal approvals, United reserves the right to request that we withdraw code-share approvals awarded Air-India and Asiana.

On March 25, Asiana filed supplemental comments in response to United’s consolidated answer.  Asiana stated that in light of United’s position, Asiana was revising its application by asking that we approve its request for an indefinite period.

With respect to United’s comments, we note that our actions here, as stated below, are taken based on the understanding that we may amend, modify, or revoke the authority granted in this Notice at any time without hearing at our discretion.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-04-17578 - Exemption - India-Los Angeles via Frankfurt

April 14, 2004

Application for Exemption

Air‑India intends to commence scheduled operations between India and Los Angeles, California via Frankfurt on June 11, 2004, with B747‑400 aircraft. Service will initially consist of three roundtrip flights each week.

Air-India holds a foreign air carrier permit authorizing it to provide scheduled service between India and New York, New York, via intermediate cities. Air- India holds exemption authority to provide scheduled service between India and Chicago, Illinois via intermediate cities. Air-India also holds exemption authority to provide transpacific scheduled service between India and Los Angeles via Malaysia pursuant to a codeshare arrangement with Malaysia Airlines, exemption authority permitting it to serve India-Los Angeles via Singapore and Taipei and India-San Francisco via Singapore under a codeshare arrangement with Singapore Airlines and exemption authority permitting it to serve India-San Francisco/Los Angeles/Seattle via Seoul, Korea under a codeshare arrangement with Asiana Airlines.

Counsel: Squrie Sanders, Marshall Sinick, 202-626-6651


OST-03-14716 - India-San Francisco

April 15, 2004

Application for Renewal of Exemption

Under its codeshare agreement with Singapore, Air-India offers India-San Francisco service operated via Singapore. Air-India purchases and sells in its own name a limited number of seats on Singapore Airlines' flights operating between San Francisco, California, and Singapore. These flights connect in Singapore with Air- India's flights operating to various points in India. Air-India does not use its own aircraft or crews to operate any of the San Francisco-Singapore flights, and does not offer fifth freedom San Francisco-Singapore service. Rather, Air-India's service is limited to transporting passengers between India and San Francisco via Singapore.

Counsel: Squire Sanders, Marshall Sinick, 202-626-6651


OST-04-17578 - India-Los Angeles via Frankfurt

April 15, 2004

Supplement No.1 to Application For Exemption

On April 14, 2004, Air-India Ltd. filed an application for exemption authority permitting it to engage in the scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between points in India and Los Angeles, California via intermediate points.

By means of this Supplement No. 1, Air-India hereby clarifies that it is requesting authority to operate air services "from India via points in Asia, the Philippines, Japan, Africa, Europe, UK, Ireland, and Canada to 'Los Angeles." The services proposed by Air-India are clearly within the scope of the Air Services Agreement, as amended by the Memorandum of Consultations dated December 2, 1995.

Counsel: Squire Sanders, Marshall Sinick, 202-626-6651


OST-04-17578 - India-Los Angeles via Frankfurt

Filed April 14, 2004 | Issued April 23, 2004

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Renew exemption from 49 U.S.C. § 41301 to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between points in India on the one hand, and San Francisco, California, on the other hand, via Singapore. Air-India would conduct these services on a code-share basis only with Singapore Airlines Limited.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-03-14716 - India-San Francisco

Filed April 15, 2004 | Issued April 23, 2004

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Renew exemption from 49 U.S.C. § 41301 to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between points in India on the one hand, and San Francisco, California, on the other hand, via Singapore. Air-India would conduct these services on a code-share basis only with Singapore Airlines Limited.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-04-19188 - Exemption - India-Chicago Scheduled / Denver, Detroit, Washington Codeshare

September 22, 2004

Application for Exemption

Hereby requests an exemption from 49 U.S.C. 41301 and, to the extent necessary, from any other provisions of Title 49 and the Economic Regulations of the Department of Transportation to permit Air-India to engage in the scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between points in India, on the one hand, and Detroit, Denver and Washington, D.C., on the other hand, via Frankfurt, Germany, pursuant to a codeshare agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa AG.' Air-India is also requesting India-Chicago authority so that Air-India may additionally operate service with its own aircraft.

Air‑India and Lufthansa have entered into a codeshare agreement whereby Air India will place its designator code on Lufthansa's daily flights between Frankfurt, Germany, on the one hand, and Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Detroit, and Denver, on the other hand. Lufthansa's U.S. ‑ Frankfurt flights will connect with flights operated by Air India or Lufthansa between Frankfurt and points in India. Air‑India will not use its own aircraft or crews to operate any portion of the flights between Frankfurt and the United States and does not plan to offer fifth freedom Germany‑U.S. service. Rather, Air‑India's service will be limited to transporting passengers, including stopover passengers, between India and the U.S. via Frankfurt, Germany. Codeshare service will begin as soon as all of the necessary governmental approvals have been received, but in any event no later than November 1, 2004.

Air-India's India-Chicago service is operated three times weekly via London and three times weekly via Frankfurt. Air-India's authority to serve Chicago was last granted by Notice of Action Taken dated April 14, 2003, in Docket OST-95-537.

Counsel: Squire Sanders, Marshall Sinick, 202-626-6651, msinick@ssd.com


OST-04-19188 -Air-India - India-Chicago Scheduled / Denver, Detroit, Washington Codeshare
OST-04-19197 - Lufthansa - Franfurt-Chicago/Los Angeles/Washington, DC/Detroit/Denver Codeshare with Air-India

September 29, 2004

Re: Polling Letter

On behalf of Air-India and Lufthansa, I have polled the representatives of all carriers on the service lists attached to the Applications of Air-India for an Exemption and Lufthansa for a Statement of Authorization filed September 22, 2004 and September 23, 2004, respectively. All carriers' representatives have advised me that they have no objection to the granting of the requests contained in the Applications.

Counsel: Wilmer Cutler, 202-663-6000, Caryn Garvin


OST-04-19188 - Exemption - India-US

Filed September 22, 2004 | Issued November 19, 2004

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Exemption from 49 U.S.C. § 41301 to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail (1) between a point or points in India, and Chicago, Illinois, via the intermediate points Toronto, Canada; London, England; Paris, France; and Frankfurt, Germany, and (2) between a point or points in India, on the one hand, and Detroit, Michigan; Denver, Colorado; and Washington, D.C., on the other hand, via Frankfurt, Germany, pursuant to a code-share agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa AG.  Air-India asks that we approve its request for at least a two-year period.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-03-16315 - India-San Francisco/Los Angeles/Seattle

March 24, 2005

Application for Renewal of Exemption

Air-India Ltd., hereby requests renewal of the exemption authority granted to it by the Department of Transportation in the above-captioned docket to perform scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between points in India and San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, and Seattle, Washington, via Seoul, South Korea, pursuant to Air-India’s codeshare agreement with Asiana Airlines, Inc. Air-India requests renewal of this exemption for a two-year period on its existing terms and conditions. Air-India relies on the provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act and Part 377 of the Department’s procedural regulations to continue its existing authorization in force pending a final decision on this renewal request.

Counsel: Squire Sanders, Marshall Sinick, 202-626-6651, msinck@ssd.com


OST-2003-14716 - Exemption - India-San Francisco Codeshare with Singapore Airlines

April 14, 2005

Application for Renewal of Exemption

Under its codeshare agreement with Singapore, Air-India offers India-San Francisco service operated via Singapore. Air-India purchases and sells in its own name a limited number of seats on Singapore Airlines' flights operating between San Francisco, California and Singapore. These flights connect in Singapore with Air-India's flights operating to various points in India. Air-India does not use its own aircraft or crews to operate any of the San Francisco-Singapore flights, and does not offer fifth freedom San Francisco- Singapore service. Rather, Air-India's service is limited to transporting passengers between India and San Francisco via Singapore.

In addition to approving these services previously, the Department has also determined that similar codeshare services operated by Air-India in conjunction with Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Asiana Airlines are consistent with the 1995 MOC. See Notice of Action Taken dated March 28, 2001, in Docket OST-2001-8976 approving codesharing with Malaysia Airlines ; Notice of Action Taken dated February 9, 2001, in Docket OST-98-3549 approving codesharing with Singapore Airlines via Singapore and Taipei; Notice of Action Taken dated March 26, 2004, in Docket OST-2003-16315 approving codeshare with Asiana Airlines via Seoul, Korea.

Since the Governments of India and the United States signed an open‑skies agreement on April 14, 2005, Air‑India requests an exemption for a two year period if indeed not longer.

Counsel: Squire Sanders, Marshall Sinick, 202-626-6651


OST-2004-17578 - Exemption - India-Los Angeles via Intermediate Points

April 14, 2005

Application for Renewal of Exemption

Engage in the scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail from India via points in Asia, the Philippines, Japan, Africa, Europe, United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada to Los Angeles, California. Air-India requests renewal of this exemption for no less than a two-year period subject to the usual terms and conditions. Air-India relies on the provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act and Part 377 of the Department's procedural regulations to continue its existing authorization in force pending a final decision on this renewal request.

Counsel: Squire Sanders, Marshall Sinick, 202-626-6651


OST-2004-17578 - Exemption - India-Los Angeles via Intermediate Points

Filed April 15, 2005 | Issued May 25, 2005

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Renew exemption from 49 U.S.C. § 41301 to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail from India via points in Asia, the Philippines, Japan, Africa, Europe, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada to Los Angeles, California.  Air-India asks that we approve its request for at least a two-year period.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-2003-14716 - India-San Francisco via Singapore - Codeshare with Singapore Airlines

Filed April 14, 2005 | Issued June 6, 2005

Notice of Action Taken

Renew exemption from 49 U.S.C. § 41301 to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between points in India on the one hand, and San Francisco, California, on the other hand, via Singapore. Air‑India would conduct these services on a code‑share basis only with Singapore Airlines Limited.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-2004-19188 - Exemption - India-Chicago Scheduled / Denver, Detroit, Washington Codeshare

November 15, 2005

Application for Renewal of Exemption

Air-India Ltd. hereby requests renewal of the exemption authority granted to it by the Department of Transportation in the above-captioned docket permitting Air-India to engage in the scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between (i) points in India, on the one hand, and Detroit, Denver and Washington, D.C., on the other hand, via Frankfurt, Germany, pursuant to a codeshare agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa AG; and (ii) points in India, on the one hand, and Chicago, on the other hand, via the intermediate points Toronto, London, Paris and Frankfurt. Air-India's current exemption to provide these services expires on November 19, 2005. Air-India requests renewal of this exemption for no less than a twoyear period on its existing terms and conditions.

Counsel: Squire Sanders, Marshall Sinick, 202-626-6651


OST-2004-19188 - Exemption - India-Chicago Scheduled / Denver, Detroit, Washington Codeshare

Filed November 15, 2005 | Issued January 12, 2006

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Renew exemption from 49 U.S.C. § 41301 to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail (1) between a point or points in India, and Chicago, Illinois, via the intermediate points Toronto, Canada; London, England; Paris, France; and Frankfurt, Germany, and (2) between a point or points in India, on the one hand, and Detroit, Michigan; Denver, Colorado; and Washington, D.C., on the other hand, via Frankfurt, Germany, pursuant to a code-share agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-1998-3304 - Family Assistance Plans

September 27, 2006

Family Assistance Plan

Counsel: Air India, AK Mathur


OST-2003-14716 - India-San Francisco via Singapore - Codeshare with Singapore Airlines

June 6, 2007

Application for Renewal of Exemption

Air-India Ltd. hereby requests renewal of the exemption authority granted to it by the Department of Transportation in the above-captioned docket permitting Air-India to engage in the scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between points in India and San Francisco, California, via Singapore pursuant to a codeshare agreement with Singapore Airlines Limited. That Authority was granted on June 6, 2005, for a two-year period. Air-India requests renewal of this exemption for no less than a two-year period.

Under its codeshare agreement with Singapore, Air-India offers India-San Francisco service operated via Singapore. Air-India purchases and sells in its own name a limited number of seats on Singapore Airlines’ flights operating between San Francisco, California and Singapore. These flights connect in Singapore with Air-India’s flights operating to various points in India. Air-India does not use its own aircraft or crews to operate any of the San Francisco-Singapore flights, and does not offer fifth freedom San Francisco-Singapore service. Rather, Air-India’s service is limited to transporting passengers between India and San Francisco via Singapore.

Counsel: Kirstein & Young, David Kirstein, 202-331-3348


OST-2007-28473 - Exemption - India-Los Angeles via Intermediate Points

June 7, 2007

Application for Exemption

Hereby requests exemption authority permitting and Air-India to engage in the scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail from India via points in Asia, the Philippines, Japan, Africa, Europe, United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada to Los Angeles, California. The Authority previously granted on May 25, 2005, for a two-year period has expired on May 25, 2007. Air-India requests an exemption for no less than a two-year period subject to the usual terms and conditions.

Air‑India holds a foreign air carrier permit authorizing it to provide scheduled service between India and New York, New York, via intermediate cities.  Air India holds numerous exemption authority, including to provide scheduled service from India and Chicago via the intermediate points Toronto, London, Paris, Frankfurt; to provide scheduled service between India and Detroit, Denver and Washington, D.C. via Frankfurt pursuant to a codeshare with Lufthansa4; to provide transpacific scheduled service between India and Los Angeles via Malaysia pursuant to a codeshare with Malaysia Airlines , and to provide scheduled service between India and San Francisco via Singapore pursuant to a codeshare with Singapore Airlines; and to provide scheduled service between India and San Francisco/Los Angeles/Seattle via Seoul, Korea under a codeshare arrangement with Asiana Airlines.

Counsel: Kirstein & Young, David Kirstein, 202-331-3348


OST-2007-28473 - Exemption - India-Los Angeles via Intermediate Points

June 19, 2007

Re: Polling Results

This is to advise that we have completed our polling of the carriers on Air-India’s service list in connection with its Application for Exemption permitting scheduled service between India and Los Angles, California. There are no objections.

Counsel: Kirstein & Young, David Kirstein, 202-331-3348x224, dkirstein@yklaw.com


OST-2007-28473 - Exemption - India-Los Angeles via Intermediate Points

Filed June 7, 2007 | Issued June 20, 2007

Notice of Action Taken

Exemption from 49 USC 41301 to permit the applicant to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail from India via points in Asia, the Philippines, Japan, Africa, Europe, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada to Los Angeles, California. The applicant requests that the authority be granted for a two-year term.

By: Paul Gretch


DOT-OST-2007-0125 - Foreign Air Carrier Permit and Exemption - India-US Open Skies

December 21, 2007

Application for an Amended Foreign Air Carrier Permit and For Exemption Authority

Air India requests that the Department issue a new or amended Foreign Air Carrier Permit, incorporating all of the new rights made available to Indian carriers pursuant to the 2005 Air Transport Agreement between the United States and India. Air India also requests exemption authority pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 40109 to the extent necessary to enable it to provide the services covered by this Application while the Department evaluates Air India's Application to amend its Foreign Air Carrier Permit. Air India requests that the Department process this Application.

Air India recently merged with Indian Airlines. It has main bases at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai and India Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. It also has a hub at Chennai International Airport. Air India connects 146 international and domestic destinations around the world, including 12 gateways in India with Air India Express, which is a fully-owned subsidiary of Air India.

Air India currently holds a Foreign Air Carrier permit authorizing it to provide scheduled service between India and New York, New York, via intermediate cities. Air India also holds numerous exemption authorities, including the authority to provide scheduled service from India and Chicago via the intermediate points of Toronto, London, Paris, and Frankfurt; 5 to provide scheduled service between India and Detroit, Denver, and Washington, D.C. via Frankfurt pursuant to a codeshare with Lufthansa;  to provide transpacific scheduled service between India and Los Angeles via Malaysia pursuant to a codeshare with Malaysia Airlines;  to provide scheduled service between India and San Francisco via Singapore pursuant to a codeshare with Singapore Airlines;  to provide scheduled service between India and San Francisco/Los Angeles/Seattle via Seoul, Korea under a codeshare arrangement with Asiana Airlines;  and to provide scheduled service between India and Los Angeles via points in Asia, the Philippines, Japan, Africa, Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada.

Counsel: Kirstein & Young, David Kirstein, 202-331-3348


OST-2004-19188 - Exemption - US-India

January 10, 2008

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

Air India requests renewal of the exemption authority granted to it by the Department of Transportation in the above-captioned docket permitting Air-India to engage in the scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail (1) between a point or points in India, and Chicago, Illinois, via intermediate points Toronto, Canada; London, England; Paris, France; and Frankfurt, Germany, and (2) between a point or points in India, on the one hand, and Detroit, Michigan; Denver, Colorado; and Washington, D.C., on the other hand, via Frankfurt, Germany, pursuant to a code-share agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Air India’s current exemption to provide these services expires on January 12, 2008. Air India requests renewal of this exemption for an indefinite period of time.

Counsel: Kirstein & Young, David Kirstein, 202-331-3348



OST-2007-0125 - Foreign Air Carrier Permit and Exemption - India-US Open Skies

May 19, 2008

Re: Confirmation of Request for Scheduled and Charter Authority (US-India Open Skies)

This is to confirm that in connection with Air India's application for an open skies permit under the U.S.-India Air Transport Agreement in Docket OST-2007-0125, the carrier is requesting the following scheduled and charter authority: 

(1) scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail from points behind India, via India and intermediate points, to a point or point in the United States, and beyond; and (2) charter foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between India and the United States, and between the United States and third countries (provided that such charter traffic is carried on a flight that serves India for purposes of carrying traffic between India and the United States), without prior Department approval, and to conduct other charter trips in foreign air transportation subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of the Department's regulations governing charters.

Counsel: Kirstein & Young, David Kirstein, 202-331-3348



Order 2008-6-31
OST-2007-0125 - Foreign Air Carrier Permit and Exemption - India-US Open Skies

Issued and Served June 23, 2008

Order Granting Exemption and to Show Cause | Word

We grant the request of National Aviation Company of India Limited, d/b/a Air India for an exemption under 49 U.S.C. § 40109 to permit it to engage in (1) scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail from points behind India, via India and intermediate points, to a point or points in the United States and beyond; (2) charter foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between any point or points in India and any point or points in the United States, and between any point or points in the United States and any point or points in a third country or countries (provided that such charter traffic is carried on a flight that serves India for purposes of carrying traffic between India and the United States), without prior Department approval, and (3) other charter trips in foreign air transportation subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of the Department’s regulations governing charters.

To the extent not acted upon above, we dismiss all requests for exemption authority in Docket OST-2007-0125.

With respect to the applicant’s request for an amended 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 an amended 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



OST-2008-0245 - Statement of Authorization - Blanket Mail-Only Codesharing with United

August 11, 2008

Application for a Statement of Authorization

National Aviation Company of India Limited, d/b/a Air India hereby applies for a blanket statement of authorization pursuant to 14 C.F.R. Part 212 to permit it to display the two-letter airline designator code “UA” of United Air Lines, Inc. for the transportation of U.S. mail on scheduled flights operated by Air-India, pursuant to a code share and regulatory agreement for the carriage of mail, as follows:

From points within the U.S., via the U.S., to intermediate points, and to Delhi, Mumbai, other points in India and points beyond India.

Air-India holds a foreign air carrier permit authorizing it to provide scheduled service between India and New York, New York, via intermediate cities. By Order 2008-6-31, the Department granted Air-India’s request for exemption authority and issued show-cause order for its request for open-skies foreign air carrier permit.

Counsel: Kirstein & Young, David Kirstein, 202-331-3348



Order 2008-9-19
OST-2007-0125 - Foreign Air Carrier Permit and Exemption - India-US Open Skies

Issued July 15, 2008 | Served September 16, 2008

Final Order

By Order 2008-6-31, issued June 23, 2008, we directed all interested persons to show cause why we should not make final our tentative findings and conclusions stated therein and award a foreign air carrier permit in the form attached to the Order and subject to the conditions attached thereto. We gave interested persons 21 days to file objections to the Order. We said that if no objections are filed, all further procedural steps shall be deemed waived, and the Department will enter an order (subject to Presidential review under 49 USC §41307) which will make final the findings and conclusions of the Order.

No objections were received within the time period provided.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2008-0245 - Statement of Authorization - Blanket Mail-Only Codesharing with United

Filed August 11, 2008 | Approved September 17, 2008

Department Action on Application | Word

Application of National Aviation Company of India Limited, d/b/a Air India for a blanket statement of authorization to permit Air India to display the UA* designator code of United Air Lines, Inc. for mail-only codeshare operations on scheduled flights operated by Air India from points within the United States via the United States, to intermediate points, and to Delhi, Mumbai, other points in India and points beyond India.

By: DOT



Order 2008-9-19
OST-2007-0125 - Foreign Air Carrier Permit and Exemption - India-US Open Skies

Issued July 15, 2008 | Served September 16, 2008

Final Order - Corrected

By: Paul Gretch


 

Order 2012-5-4
OST-2012-0002 - Violations of 49 USC § 41712 and 14 CFR 259.6 and 399.85(d)

Issued and Served May 3, 2012

Consent Order

This consent order concerns violations by Air India, Limited of 14 CFR Parts 259 and 399 and the statutory prohibition against unfair and deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition, 49 USC § 41712. It directs Air India to cease and desist from future violations of those regulations and section 41712 and assesses the carrier a compromise civil penalty of $80,000.

Air India is a foreign air carrier holding economic authority pursuant to 49 USC § 41301 that operates scheduled passenger service to and from the United States using aircraft with a design capacity of 30 or more passenger seats. The carrier also has a website marketed to US consumers. As such, Air India is a covered carrier subject to the requirements of 14 CFR Part 259 pertaining to the posting of tarmac delay contingency and customer service plans, and it is also subject to the optional fee notice requirement of 14 CFR 399.85(d). Nevertheless, Air India failed to post its tarmac delay contingency and customer service plans on its website by August 23, 2011, as required. Additionally, Air India failed to place by August 23, 2011, a clear and conspicuous hyperlink on its website homepage that directly links to a page or a place on a page where all optional services and related fees are disclosed.

By: Rosalind Knapp


 

Order 2017-2-13
OST-2017-0001 - Violations of 14 CFR Part 259 and 49 USC § 41712

Issued and Served February 24, 2017

Consent Order

This consent order concerns violations by Air India of 14 CFR Part 259 and 49 USC § 41712. Specifically, the carrier failed to inform passengers on a flight delayed for a period at the gate with the door open that they had the opportunity to deplane as required under Part 259. This order directs Air India to cease and desist from future similar violations of 14 CFR Part 259 and 49 USC § 41712 and assesses the carrier $115,000 in civil penalties.

Air India was scheduled to operate flight 144 from EWR to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport serving the Mumbai Metropolitan Area on July 3, 2014. Flight 144 was originally scheduled to depart at 4:25 pm, and all passengers had boarded the aircraft by 4:15 pm. However, due to a mechanical problem, the aircraft remained at the gate with the aircraft door open. Although the aircraft door remained open during this time and passengers had the opportunity to deplane, none of the carrier’s personnel, including the flight crew, announced to passengers that they had that opportunity, as the captain of the flight believed the mechanical problem would be rectified within a short time period. The aircraft doors were eventually closed at 7:10 pm, and the aircraft pushed back at 7:15 pm.

Section 259.4(b)(2) requires carriers to provide passengers on international flights the opportunity to deplane before the flight has been on the tarmac at a US airport for more than four hours. Section 259.4(b)(6) requires that carriers announce that passengers have the opportunity to deplane from an aircraft when the flight is delayed and the aircraft is at a gate or another disembarkation area with the door open if the opportunity to deplane actually exists. A tarmac delay begins when passengers no longer have the option to get off an aircraft, which usually occurs when the doors of the aircraft are closed. Section 259.4(b)(6) was promulgated to address the issue of when a tarmac delay has not yet begun, or the clock has stopped, because the doors are open at a gate or another disembarkation area, and yet passengers remain unaware that they have the option to deplane. Carriers are not required to provide passengers the opportunity to deplane in less than four hours, but if that opportunity does exist, the rule requires that the carrier simply inform passengers of the option to deplane. The Department has encouraged carriers to also remind passengers that they are deplaning at their own risk and that the flight could depart at any time without them if that is in fact the case.

In sum, section 259.4(b)(6) is in place to address the precise incident that occurred on flight 144. Beginning thirty minutes after the scheduled departure time and every thirty minutes thereafter until the doors closed, Air India was required to notify passengers that they could deplane the aircraft if they wished to do so. Air India’s failure to provide proper notification to passengers of the opportunity to deplane during the delay is a violation of both 14 CFR 259.4(b)(6) and 49 USC § 41712.

By: Blane Workie


 

Order 2019-4-15
OST-2019-0066

Issued and Served April 19, 2019

Order to File Schedules

By this Order, and another order being issued concurrently (Order 2019-4-16), the US Department of Transportation is taking steps to address the failure of the Indian Government to permit US carriers to exercise their bilateral right to perform their own ground handling (to “self-handle”) at Indian airports. Specifically, in this Order, we are imposing Phase 1 schedule filing requirements under 14 CFR Part 213 of the Department’s regulations to cover all of the scheduled combination services of the captioned foreign air carriers operated to/from the United States.

In Order 2019-4-16, we impose ground-handling reporting requirements on Air India Limited d/b/a Air India and, subject to show-cause procedures, we tentatively amend the foreign air permits of any Indian foreign air carrier serving the United States with its own aircraft (meaning at present, Air India) to suspend their right to self-handle in the United States.

Air India Limited d/b/a Air India and Jet Airways (India) Ltd. shall file with the Director, Office of International Aviation (X-40), by July 1, 2019, an original and three copies of any and all of their existing schedules for combination services, including code-share, common branding, and extra sections, between any point or points in the United States and any point or points not in the United States, which shall include:

Air India Limited d/b/a Air India and Jet Airways (India) Ltd. shall file with the Director, Office of International Aviation (X-40), an original and three copies of any and all of their proposed schedules for combination services, including code-share, common branding, and extra sections, between any point or points in the United States and any point or points not in the United States, including the information noted in ordering paragraph 1 above, the proposed effective date of such schedules, and the proposed termination date of such schedules (if known), at least 30 days prior to inauguration of service.

By: Joel Szabat

 

Order 2019-4-16
OST-2019-0066

Issued and Served April 19, 2019

Order Imposing Reporting Requirements and to Show Cause

By this Order, and another order being issued concurrently (Order 2019-4-15), the US Department of Transportation is taking steps to address the failure of the Indian Government to permit US carriers to exercise their bilateral right to perform their own ground handling (to “self-handle”) at Indian airports. Specifically, in this Order, pursuant to 49 USC § 41708(b), we are requiring any Indian airline serving the US-India market with its own aircraft to report all of its arrangements for ground-handling at each US airport that it serves, and we are making a tentative decision pursuant to 49 USC § 41304(a) and 49 USC § 41305(b) to amend the operating authority of Indian carriers to suspend rights to self-handle at US airports.

We are aware that Air India does not, at present, exercise its right to self-handle at US airports; nevertheless, we deem it relevant to understand what arrangements for ground-handling it has at US airports.

By: Joel Szabat

 

 

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