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OST-97-2672 7/1/97 Application for an Exemption US-Canada PDF
OST-97-2673 7/1/97 Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity US-Canada PDF
    Service List   PDF
OST-97-2561 Posted 7/18/97 Notice of Action Taken US-Canada PDF

OST-97-2748
OST-97-2672
OST-97-2561
OST-96-1614
OST-97-2657
OST-97-2274
OST-97-2006
OST-96-1603
OST-95-325
OST-97-2265
OST-97-2513
OST-97-2636
OST-97-2562
OST-97-2627
OST-97-2721

Issued August 18, 1997
Served August 22, 1997

Order

Order Confirming Notices of Action Taken

OST-97-2970 10/3/97 Application for an Exemption Slot Restrictions, Columbus-New York LaGuardia / Phoenix-Chicago O'Hare HTML
    Refer to HTML Document or Daily Airline Filings of 10/3/97 for Exhibits    
OST-97-2970 10/20/97 Answer of United Air Lines Slot Restrictions, Columbus-New York LaGuardia / Phoenix-Chicago O'Hare HTML
  10/20/97 Answer of US Airways   HTML
OST-97-2970
OST-97-2985
OST-97-2984
10/21/97 Answer of Trans World Airlines Slot Restrictions, Columbus-New York LaGuardia / Phoenix-Chicago O'Hare HTML
OST-97-2970 10/27/97 Consolidated Reply of America West Slot Restrictions, Columbus-New York LaGuardia / Phoenix-Chicago O'Hare HTML

OST-97-2673
OST-97-2765
OST-96-1920
OST-97-2558

Issued October 15, 1997
Served November 7, 1997
Order Order Issuing Certificates
OST-97-2970 11/5/97 Motion for Leave to Late File and Answer in Support - City of Phoenix Slot Restrictions, Columbus-New York LaGuardia / Phoenix-Chicago O'Hare  
OST-97-2970 11/6/97 Motion for Leave to File and Reply of United Air Lines Slot Restrictions, Columbus-New York LaGuardia / Phoenix-Chicago O'Hare HTML
OST-97-2970 11/21/97 Motion for Leave to File and Reply of America West Slot Restrictions, Columbus-New York LaGuardia / Phoenix-Chicago O'Hare HTML
   
  • Exhibit A: Overlapping Markets / O'Hare versus Midway
  • Exhibit B: Major Carrier Service Experience at Midway
  • Exhibit C: O'Hare-Los Angeles versus O'Hare-Phoenix
  • Exhibit D: O'Hare-West Coast Circuity
   
OST-97-2970 12/3/97 Motion of The Queens Borough President to File a Late Answer    
    Consolidated Answer of The Queens Borough President   HTML
    Exhibit A - Letter from Queens County Legislators to President William Jefferson Clinton    
OST-97-2970 12/16/97 Reply of America West to the Motion to File and Answer of the Queens Borough President   HTML
OST-97-2970 12/18/97 Motion for Leave to File and Response of United Air Lines   HTML
OST-97-2970 12/31/97 Motion for Leave to File and Response of America West to The Second Unauthorized Filing by United   HTML
OST-98-3581 3/4/98 Application for an Emergency Exemption Phoenix-Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo HTML
    Exhibit A:  Proposed Schedule

Service List

   
OST-98-3581 3/31/98 Notice of Action Phoenix-Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo  
Order 98-4-22
OST-97-3087
OST-97-2984
OST-97-2970
OST-97-3086
OST-97-2870
OST-97-2932
OST-97-2885
OST-97-2557
Issued and Served April 21, 1998 ORDER GRANTING AND DENYING APPLICATIONS FOR SLOT EXEMPTIONS AT NEW YORK'S LAGUARDIA AND JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS    
Order 98-4-21
OST-97-3259
OST-97-2368
OST-97-2985
OST-97-2970
Issued and Served April 21, 1998 ORDER GRANTING AND DENYING APPLICATIONS AND PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION FOR SLOT EXEMPTIONS AT CHICAGO O’HARE AIRPORT AND DIRECTING PARTIES TO SHOW CAUSE    
OST-97-2970 5/11/98 Petition for Reconsideration of America West Airlines   HTML
OST-97-2368
OST-97-2970
OST-97-2985
OST-97-3259
5/11/98 Objections of American Eagle Airlines to Order 98-4-21, or in the Alternative Petition for Reconsideration   HTML
OST-97-2368
OST-97-2970
OST-97-2985
OST-97-3259
5/20/98 Answer of American Eagle to Objections of United Air Lines to Order 98-4-21 and Motion for Leave to File   HTML
    Attachment:  Employees Ask Why Pilots are the Only Group Ratifying the United-Delta Alliance, from NewsReal, 5/4/98    
OST-97-2368
OST-97-2970
OST-97-2985
OST-97-3259
5/21/98 Answer of Atlantic Coast Airlines to Objections/Petition for Reconsideration of American Eagle   HTML
OST-97-2970 5/22/98 Answer of Spirit Airlines in Support of Petition for Reconsideration and Motion for Leave to File   HTML
Order 98-10-29
OST-98-4499
OST-97-2970
OST-98-4425
OST-98-3583
OST-97-2932
Issued and Served October 27, 1998 Order Granting and Denying Applications for Slot Exemptions at New York's LaGuardia Airport High Density Rule, New York LaGuardia HTML
OST-95-736 January 19, 1999 Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority US-Mexico
    Service List  
OST-99-5030 January 21, 1999 Application for an Exemption High Density Rule - Reno/Las Vegas-O'Hare HTML
    Exhibit 1:  Proposed Chicago-Las Vegas-Reno Schedule    
    Exhibit 2:  Las Vegas is the second most capacity constrained market fron Chicago, carrying five times as many passengers as Reno    
    Exhibit 3:  Demand for Chicago O'Hare-Las Vegas Service far Exceeds that of Reno    
    Exhibit 4:  Reno operates one non-slotted flight between Reno and O'Hare    
    Exhibit 5:  45% of America West's O'Hare operations are outside slotted time periods    
    Exhibit 6:  America West's additional Phoenix-O'Hare flying provided immediate consumer benefit    
OST-99-5030 February 5, 1999 Answer of American Airlines Reno, Nevada-Las Vegas, Nevada-Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport HTML
    Exhibit 1:  Letter from Nevada Congressmen to Secy Slater    
    Exhibit 2:  Slot Management System Listing of AWE O'Hare Slots    
    Exhibit 3:  United Air Lines Press Release Statement on America West    
OST-99-5030 February 5, 1999 Answer of Atlantic Coast Airlines Reno, Nevada-Las Vegas, Nevada-Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport HTML
OST-99-5030 February 5, 1999 Answer of Reno Air in Opposition Reno, Nevada-Las Vegas, Nevada-Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport HTML
OST-99-5030 February 5, 1999 Answer of Reno/Tahoe Parties Opposition Reno, Nevada-Las Vegas, Nevada-Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport HTML
    Exhbit 1:  Current Nonstop Service for Chicago O'Hare-Las Vegas and Chicago O'Hare-Reno    
    Exhbit 2:  Current Nonstop Seats Available for Chicago O'Hare-Las Vegas and Chicago O'Hare-Reno    
    Exhbit 3:  Current One-Stop Seats Available for Chicago O'Hare-Las Vegas and Chicago O'Hare-Reno    
OST-99-5030 February 5, 1999 Answer of United Air Lines Reno, Nevada-Las Vegas, Nevada-Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport HTML
OST-95-736 Filed January 19, 1999
Issued February 9, 1999
Notice of Action Taken Phoenix-San Jose del Cabo/Mazatlan/Mexico City/Puerto Vallarta/Manzanillo/Acapulco; Las Vegas-Mexico City
OST-99-5030 February 12, 1999 Consolidated Reply of America West High Density Rule - Chicago O'Hare HTML
OST-99-5135 February 16, 1999 Formal Administrative Complaint by Arizona Center for Disability Law Violation of the Air Carrier Access Act
Order 99-2-26
OST-97-2771
OST-99-5030
Issued and Served February 23, 1999 Order on Motion to Reopen the Record High Density Rule - Chicago O'Hare HTML
OST-99-5135 March 5, 1999
Docketed March 11, 1999
Re:  Acknowledgement Letter of America West Disabilities Act
OST-99-5135 March 24, 1999 America West Airlines- Extension to File an Answer to Formal Administrative
Complaint
Violation of the Air Carrier Access Act
OST-99-5613 April 30, 1999 Application for an Exemption US-UK-Germany Codeshare with Continental
    Service List  
OST-99-5613 Filed April 30, 1999
Issued June 10, 1999
Notice of Action Taken Codeshare with Continental Airlines
OST-99-6029 July 27, 1999 Application for Statements of Authorization Codeshare with British Airways
    Service List  
OST-99-6029 August 6, 1999 Amendment to the Application Statement of Authorization - Codeshare with British Airways
OST-99-6029 Date of Action August 26, 1999
Authority Expires August 26, 2001
Department Action on Application Codeshare with British Airways
OST-99-6594 December 3, 1999 Application for Exemption U.S.- Netherlands/Belgium/ Switzerland Codeshare with Continental
    Service List  
OST-98-3581 January 27, 2000 Application for Renewal of Exemption Phoenix, Arizona- Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico
    Service List  
OST-99-6594 Filed December 3, 1999
Issued February 9, 2000
Notice of Action Taken U.S.- Netherlands/Belgium/ Switzerland
OST-98-3581 Filed January 27, 2000
Issued February 16, 2000
Notice of Action Taken Phoenix, Arizona- Ixtapa/ Zihuatanejo,
Mexico
OST-00-6957 February 18, 2000 Application for Exemption

Scanned Copy

Columbus- New York (JFK); Phoenix/Las Vegas- New York (JFK) 
    Exhibit 1:  New York- California Market  
    Exhibit 2:  Walkup Fare Comparison  
    Slot Exemptions  
    Service List  
OST-00-6957 February 23, 2000 Answer of JetBlue Airways

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Columbus- LaGuardia, NY; Phoenix/Las Vegas- JFK, NY
    Attachment:  Finding of No Significant Evidence  
OST-00-6957 March 3, 2000 Answer of the Office of the Queens Borough President Columbus- LaGuardia, NY; Phoenix/Las Vegas- JFK, NY
OST-00-6957 March 13, 2000 Consolidated Reply of America West

HTML

Columbus- New York (JFK);
Phoenix/Las Vegas- New
York (JFK) 
OST-00-7129 Marc 24, 2000 Application for Exemption Newark- Shannon/Dublin Codeshare with Continental
    Service List  
OST-00-7198 April 5, 2000 Application for Exemption

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Chicago O'Hare- Columbus, Ohio and Las Vegas, Nevada
    Exhibits:  Schedule, Fare, Routes    
    Service List  
OST-00-7129 April 10, 2000 Answer of United Air Lines Newark- Shannon/Dublin Codeshare with Continental Airlines
OST-00-7129 April 17, 2000 Reply of America West Newark- Shannon/Dublin Codeshare with Continental
OST-00-7176
OST-00-7178
April 20, 2000 Amended Application of America West for Exemptions

Scanned Copy

Columbus- LaGuardia; Phoenix/Las Vegas- JFK
    Charts:  Slot Exemptions  
    Exhibit 1:  New York- California Market  
    Exhibit 2:  Walkup Fare Comparison  
    Certification  
    Service List  
OST-00-7180 May 3, 2000 Motion for Leave to File Late Clarification to Application for Exemption Chicago O'Hare- Columbus, Ohio/Las Vegas, Nevada
OST-00-7181 May 5, 2000 Application of America West for Exemption Phoenix- Ronald Reagan Washington National
      Exhibits:  Maps, Charts, Traffic  
     Service List  
OST-00-7180 May 10, 2000 Certification of America West Airlines O'Hare- Columbus, Ohio/Las Vegas, Nevada
    Service List  
OST-00-7179
OST-00-7180
May 18, 2000 Answer of Columbus Airport Authority in Support Columbus/Las Vegas-Chicago O'Hare
    Attachment:  Letter from Columbus Mayor & Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce  
OST-00-7179
OST-00-7180
May 18, 2000 Motion for Leave to File Out of Time The Answer of Columbus Airport Columbus/Las Vegas-Chicago O'Hare
Order 00-5-20
OST-00-7180

OST-00-7198
OST-00-7134
OST-99-5521
OST-00-7284
Issued May 22, 2000
Served May 22, 2000
Order

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Chicago O'Hare Slot Exemptions
OST-00-7181 May 22, 2000 Consolidated Comments of America West Airlines

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Beyond- Perimeter Slots for DCA
    Exhibits:  Rebuttal 1-15; Market, Schedule, Competition Carriers  
OST-00-7180 June 1, 2000 Certification of America West Airlines Chicago O'Hare- Columbus, Ohio/Las Vegas, Nevada
OST-96-1960 June 13, 2000 Re:  Revised Family Assistance Plan Family Assistance Plan
    Family Assistance Plan  
OST-00-7129 Filed April 17, 2000
Issued June 15, 2000
Notice of Action Taken Newark, NJ- Shannon, Ireland Codeshare with Continental Airlines
OST-00-7880 August 31, 2000 Application for Renewal of Statement of Authorization to Codeshare With Eva Airways L.A./S.F- Phoenix/Las Vegas
      Service List   
OST-00-8112 October 16, 2000 Application for Exemption Reagan Washington National Airport- Columbus, Ohio 
    Service List  
OST-00-8112 October 25, 2000 Polling Letter of America West Airlines Reagan Washington National Airport- Columbus, Ohio 
OST-00-8112 October 25, 2000 Answer of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Reagan Washington National Airport- Columbus, Ohio 
Order 00-10-32
OST-00-8112
Issued October 27, 2000
Served October 27, 2000
Order Reagan Washington National Airport- Columbus, Ohio 
OST-00-8112 October 30, 2000 Polling Letter of America West Airlines Reagan Washington National Airport- Columbus, Ohio 
OST-95-736
OST-98-3581
December 6, 2000 Application to Consolidate and Renew Authority Phoenix- Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, San Jose del Cabo/ Mazatlan/Mexico City/Puerto Vallarta/Manzanillo /Acapulco; Las Vegas- Mexico City
    Service List  
OST-95-736
OST-98-3581
Filed December 7, 2000 Notice of Action Taken Phoenix- Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, San Jose del Cabo/Mazatlan/ Mexico City/Puerto Vallarta/ Manzanillo/Acapulco; Las Vegas- Mexico City
OST-01-8844 February 1, 2001 Application for Exemption New York, LaGuardia- Phoenix, Arizona (PHX) and Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS)
    Exhibits A-H:  Proposed Schedule, Fares, Service, Competition  
    Service List  
OST-00-8112 February 20, 2001 Application for Amendment to Emergency Exemption Reagan Washington National Airport- Columbus, Ohio 
    Service List  
Order 01-3-30
OST-00-8112
Issued March 29, 2001
Served March 29, 2001
Order Reagan Washington National Airport- Columbus, Ohio 
Order 1-4-1
OST-00-7176

OST-01-8844
Issued April 2, 2001
Served April 2, 2001
Order New York, LaGuardia- Phoenix, Arizona/Las Vegas, Nevada
OST-99-5613 April 4, 2001 Application for an Exemption U.S.- U.K.- Germany Codeshare with Continental
    Service List  
OST-01-9326 April 4, 2001 Contingent Application for Two Pendente Lite Beyond Perimeter Exemption Slots Washington, D.C. (DCA)- Los Angeles
    Service List  
Order 01-4-8
OST-01-9185
OST-01-9288
OST-01-9309
OST-01-9310
OST-01-9326
Issued April 6, 2001
Served April 6, 2001
Order Pendente Lite Authority to Continue to Operate two slots at Reagan National Airport
OST-99-5613 Filed April 4, 2001
Issued May 2, 2001
Notice of Action Taken U.S.- U.K.- Germany Codeshare with Continental
Order 01-6-12 Issued June 18, 2001
Served June 18, 2001
Consent Order Violations of 49 U.S.C. 41720 (formerly 41716) and 49 U.S.C. 41712
OST-01-9973 June 20, 2001 Application for Renewal of Statement of Authorization Codeshare w/ British Airways
    Service List  
Order 01-6-20
OST-00-7181
OST-01-9185
Issued June 22, 2001
Served June 22, 2001
Order Granting Outside-the-Perimeter Slot Exemptions at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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Beyond Perimeter Slot Exemptions Washington National
    Attachment:  Summary of the Pleadings

HTML

 
OST-01-9973 Filed June 20, 2001
Date of Action July 6, 2001
Expires August 26, 2003
Department Action on Application Codeshare w/ British Airways
OST-97-2081
OST-01-9950
OST-96-1648
OST-01-10705
OST-97-2965
OST-98-3626
OST-98-3640
OST-00-7633
OST-00-8355
OST-00-8356
OST-00-7880
OST-97-2803
Filed January 17, 1997
Filed June 18, 2001
Filed October 18, 2001
Filed September 25, 2001
Filed May 20, 1998
Filed May 20, 1998
Filed May 20, 1998
Filed July 12, 2000
Filed November 17, 2000
Filed November 17, 2000
Filed August 31, 2000
Filed July 21, 1999
Issued November 1, 2001
Notice Dismissing Applications U.S.- Columbia
U.S.- Brazil/Argentina
U.S.- U.K.
U.S.- France
U.S.- Spain; Codeshare w/ Iberia
U.S.- Spain Codesharing w/American
U.S.- Russia Overflight Frequencies
Transfer of Certificate Authority
Transfer of Certificate Authority
L.A./S.F- Phoenix/Las Vegas
U.S.- Eqypt
OST-02-13270 August 30, 2002 Application for Exemption New York LaGuardia (LGA)- Phoenix, Arizona (PHX) or Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS)
    Exhibits 1-2:  LaGuardia Flights  
    Service List  
OST-00-7181 September 10, 2002 Petition of America West Airlines Petition to Reallocate National Airlines' Washington (DCA)-Las Vegas Beyond Perimeter Exemption Slots to America West
    Service List  
OST-02-13270 September 13, 2002 Answer of Continental Airlines Exemption-New York, Phoenix, Arizona, Las Vegas
OST-02-13270 September 16, 2002 Answer of American Airlines Exemption - New York LaGuardia-Phoenix and Las Vegas
OST-02-13270 September 16, 2002 Answer of Delta Air Lines Exemption - New York LaGuardia-Phoenix and Las Vegas
OST-01-9973 September 18, 2002 Application for Amendment Statement of Authorization - Codeshare with British Airways
    Service List  
OST-00-7181 September 18, 2002 Consolidated Answer of United Air Lines Two-Beyond Perimeter Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Exemption Slots
    Service List  
OST-02-13270 September 24, 2002 Reply of America West LaGuardia-Phoenix, Las Vegas
    Service List  
OST-00-7181 September 25, 2002 Answer of American Airlines Exemption for Beyond-Perimeter Slots at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
OST-00-7181 September 25, 2002 Consolidated Answer of Delta Air Lines Exemption for Beyond-Perimeter Slots at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
OST-95-736 October 4, 2002 Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority US-Mexico Scheduled
    Service List  
OST-95-736 October 29, 2002
Docketed October 30, 2002
Notice of Action Taken Exemption/Renewal - Phoenix, Arizona-Mazatlan, Mexico
OST-03-14394 January 28, 2003

Released to Public January 29, 2003.
Dockets Was Staffed by Only One Person on Jan 28th.

Application for an Exemption Phoenix-Guadalajara
Service List
OST-03-14529 February 14, 2003 Application for Exemption Phoenix - Cancun
OST-03-14529 February 21, 2003 Re:  Polling Letter Phoenix - Cancun
OST-03-14529
OST-95-736
Filed February 14, 2003
Issued February 26, 2003
Notice of Action Taken

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Phoenix - Cancun
OST-03-14394 Filed January28, 2003
Issued February 26, 2003
Notice of Action Taken

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Phoenix-Guadalajara
         

June 23, 2003

OST-03-15494 - Phoenix-Monterrey, Mexico

Application for an Exemption

America West seeks an exemption authorizing it to serve the PHX-MTY market for at least two years. America West will serve these markets only through its codesharing relationship with Mesa. Pursuant to this relationship, Mesa will conduct the operations and display the "HP" designator code. America West plans to commence marketing the PHX-MTY codeshare service on July 12, 2003, and to initiate the service on October 20, 2003.

Counsel: Baker Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532


June 27, 2003

OST-03-15494 - Phoenix-Monterrey Codeshare with Mesa

Re: Polling Letter

Counsel: Baker Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532, jyoung@bakerlaw.com


Filed June 23, 2003 | Issued July 9, 2003

OST-03-15494 - Phoenix-Monterrey Codeshare with Mesa

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Phoenix, Arizona, and Monterrey, Mexico, pursuant to a code-share arrangement with Mesa Airlines, Inc., whereby America West will place its code on flights operated by Mesa.

By: Paul Gretch


July 9, 2003

OST-03-14394 - Phoenix-Guadalajara

Re: Polling Letter

Correspondence from America West Airlines, Inc., confirming with Ms. Linda Lundell that a completed polling of all persons on the service list has been done, and there are no objections to the approval of the requested exemption.

Counsel: Baker Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532, jyoung@bakerlaw.com


July 11, 2003

OST-01-9973 - Statement of Authorization - Codeshare with British Airways

Application for Renewal of Statement of Authorization

Respectfully requests the renewal of its existing authority to place British Airways Plc's code on America West flights: (1) to Salt Lake City, Reno, Albuquerque, Burbank, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Oakland, Ontario, Orange County, San Jose, and Tucson from Phoenix; (2) to Las Vegas from Los Angeles and San Francisco from Philadelphia; and (3) to Sacramento from Phoenix. America West requests the authority be approved on or before August 26, 2003, the expiration date for the current authority,' for a two-year period through August 26, 2005

Counsel: Baker Hostetloer, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532


July 21, 2003

OST-03-15729 - US-Costa Rica

Application for an Exemption

America West plans to initiate service to Costa Rica on or about December 1, 2003, with a daily roundtrip between Phoenix, Arizona ("PHX") and San Jose, Costa Rica ("SJO"). America West respectfully requests the Department issue a notification to the Government of Costa Rica designating America West as an airline authorized to conduct international air transportation in accordance with the Bilateral. Plans to commence combination service between PHX and SJO on or about December 1, 2003, operating a daily roundtrip flight using Airbus 319 or similar aircraft.

Counsel: Baker Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532


Filed July 1, 2003 | Issued July 22, 2003

OST-03-14394 - Phoenix-Guadalajara

Approval of Application

By: Linda Lundell


Issued and Served July 31, 2003

Order 03-7-39
OST-03-14194 - Economic Enforcement Consent Order

Consent Order | Word

Order 2003-7-39, the Department approves this settlement and the provisions of this order as being in the public interest; finds that America West Airlines, Inc. violated 14 CFR 399.84 by causing to be published an advertisement that failed to state the entire price to be paid by the customer to the air carrier, or agent, for certain air transportation; finds that by engaging in the conduct and violation, America West, Inc., also violated 49 U.S.C. Section 41712; and, orders America West Airlines, Inc., and all other entities owned or controlled by or under common ownership with America West Airlines, Inc., and their successors and assignees, to cease and desist from violations of 49 U.S.C. Section 41712 and 14 CFR 399.84. America West consents to the issuance of an order to cease and desist from future violations of 49 U.S.C. § 41712 and 14 CFR 399.84 and to the assessment of $20,000 in compromise of potential civil penalties. Of that penalty amount, $10,000 shall be due within 15 days of the issuance of this order.

In mitigation, America West states that its policy is to comply with all Department rules, including Section 399.84, and it has a procedure for reviewing all advertising to ensure compliance. The carrier states that it ran an Internet special to introduce new Pittsburgh service, to correspond with a print ad. Both ads, as noted above, stated "fares as low as $123 each way for travel to/from Pittsburgh." Although the print ad included the required 'roundtrip' language, in this isolated instance, the carrier recounts that the Internet advertisement accidentally appeared without being reviewed in accordance with the carriers procedures.

By: Rosalind Knapp


Filed July 11, 2003 | Date of Action July 31, 2003

OST-01-9973 - Codeshare - Phoenix-Sacramento

Approval of Application

By: Gerald Caolo


August 12, 2003

OST-03-14394 - Phoenix-Guadalajara

Application for Extension of Dormancy Period Until September 27, 2003

On February 26, 2003, the Department of Transportation granted America West Airlines, Inc. an exemption effective for two years from February 25, 2003, authorizing it to display its "HP" designator code on combination flights operated by Freedom Airlines, Inc. between Phoenix, Arizona ("PHX") and Guadalajara, Mexico ("GDL"). The exemption is subject to the condition that America West initiate the proposed service within 90 days of the dormancy period which began May 1, 2003. America West previously applied for and was granted an extension of the dormancy period to August 13, 2003.2 America West respectfully requests a further extension of the dormancy period to September 27, 2003. The extension is necessary to accommodate Freedom, which is pursuing required operating authority from the Mexican Government.

Freedom also applied for and was granted an exemption to operate these flights subject to the dormancy condition. In its initial application for an extension of the dormancy period (filed June 27, 2003, in Docket No. OST-2003-14318), Freedom sought a 15-day extension of the dormancy period in order to seek necessary operating authority from the Mexican Government. Subsequently - and after America West had already requested an extension of the dormancy period on its exemption to August 13, 2003 Freedom requested a 60-day extension of the dormancy period on its exemption to September 27, 2003. The Department granted this request.

Counsel: Baker Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532, jyoung@bakerlaw.com


Filed July 21, 2003 | Issued August 14, 2003

OST-03-15729 - US-Costa Rica

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Exemption for two years under 49 U.S.C. 40109 to provide the following service: Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between a point or points in the United States, via intermediate points, and a point or points in Costa Rica, and beyond.

By: Paul Gretch


August 21, 2003

OST-03-14394 - Phoenix-Guadalajara

Re: Withdrawal Letter

On August 12, 2003, America West filed an Application to extend the dormancy period for America West Express service on a code share with Freedom Airlines in the Phoenix - Guadalajara market until September 27, 2003.1 On July 22, 2003, the Department had approved an initial extension of the dormancy period through August 13, 2003 because of delays by the Mexican authorities in approving the Freedom Service. Several days after the August 12 filing advising of continuing delays, we were advised by the Air Carrier Licensing Division that Order 2003-4-18 granting temporary waivers of dormancy conditions applied to cross-border service to Mexico. We had previously been advised that the blanket waivers did not apply to Mexico. In view of the Department's determination that this service is covered by the blanket order, we are withdrawing the Application.

Counsel: Baker Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532


Order 03-8-29
OST-03-14194 - Violations of 14 CFR Part 382 and 49 USC 41702 , 41705 and 41712

Issued and Served August 28, 2003

Consent Order

With respect to the accessibility requirement under section 382.21 (a)(2), the evidence showed that prior to this investigation 58 of America West's aircraft did not have the required space for the stowage of one passenger's standard-size folding wheelchair. After notification of this omission by the Enforcement Office, America West implemented an FAA-approved stowage method by which it will stow one passenger's folded wheelchair on the floor space between the last two rows of seats in all of its aircraft, including aircraft not covered by section 382.21(a)(2). In its Boeing 757 aircraft, America West will stow a passenger's folded wheelchair in the first class closet if seats ABC of the last row are unavailable.

With respect to the service requirement under section 382.41(e)(2), the evidence showed that America West was communicating and implementing a policy that did not allow a passenger to stow his or her wheelchair in the passenger cabin in its aircraft with closets. The evidence further indicates that prior to this investigation carry-on luggage had priority over the stowage of a wheelchair in on-board closets.

By: Rosalind Knapp


OST-03-14394 - Exemption - Phoenix-Guadalajara, Mexico

Filed August 12, 2003 | Action September 9, 2003

Action of Dormancy Extension

Decision approving the application (reactivion of dormant exemption authority for the Phoenix-Guadalajara market). New dormancy date for the Phoenix-Guadalajara market is December 8, 2003.

By: Linda Lundell


America West Airlines, Inc., Mesa Airlines, Inc., and Freedom Airlines, Inc.

OST-01-9973 - Codeshare with British Airways

October 8, 2003

Joint Application for Statement of Authorization

America West Airlines, Inc., Mesa Airlines, Inc. and Freedom Airlines, Inc., respectfully request the Department of Transportation to issue a Statement of Authorization pursuant to 14 C.F.R. § 212.10 to enable the expansion of America West's code-share arrangements with British Airways Plc and to include America West Express flights by:

(1) authorizing America West to place the British Airways' designator code on flights between Phoenix, Arizona (PHX) and Bakersfield (BFL), Fresno (FAT), Monterey (MRY), Palm Springs (PSP), Santa Barbara (SBA), San Diego (SAN), and San Luis Ibispo (SBP), California; El Paso, Texas (ELP); and Flagstaff, Arizona (FLG); and

(2) authorizing Mesa and Freedom to place British Airways' designator code on the flights in the markets referenced immediately above as well as on flights they operate as America West Express service in other markets in which America West is currently authorized to place British Airways' designator code, specifically: (a) to Salt Lake City, Reno, Albuquerque, Burbank, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Oakland, Ontario, Orange County, San Jose and Tucson from Phoenix; (b) to Las Vegas from Los Angeles and San Francisco; and (c) to Sacramento from Phoenix. Service to all of these points may be provided by America West, Mesa operating as America West Express, or Freedom, also operating as America West Express. America West, Mesa and Freedom request that the authority be granted on or before October 31, 2003, and effective through July 31, 2005.

Counsel: Baker Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532


OST-03-16592 - San Francisco-San Jose Cabo, aka Los Cabos

December 1, 2003

Application for an Exemption

Respectfully requests an exemption effective for at least two years from 49 U.S.C. § 41101 and any other relief necessary to authorize it to operate nonstop service between San Francisco, California (SF0) and San Jose Cabo, Mexico (SJD). America West plans to start selling these services on January 1, 2004 and commence operations on May 1, 2004 and requests the exemption be granted to be effective on or before January 1, 2004 to enable the Company to effectively marketing and sales activities. America West will operate daily service using A-319 or similar aircraft.


OST-03-16735 - Exemption - Los Angeles-Puerto Vallarta

December 16, 2003

Application for an Exemption

Respectfully requests an exemption effective for at least two years from 49 U.S.C. 41101 and any other relief necessary to authorize America West to display its "HP" designator code on combination flights operated by Mesa Airlines, Inc. ("Mesa") between Los Angeles, California ("LAX") and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico ("PVR") using a CRJ Model 900,86- to 96-seat aircraft' America West intends to begin the codeshare operations on or about June 1, 2003, and therefore respectfully requests the Department grant it an exemption effective immediately to allow the Company to pursue advance marketing and sales activities. In addition, America West respectfully requests that the Department issue a notification of its authorization to codeshare with Mesa on the LAX- PVR route.

Application of Mesa Airlines, Inc. for an Exemption OST-2003-16718

Counsel: America West and Baker & Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532


OST-03-16745 - Exemption - Los Angeles-Mazatlan, Mexico Codeshare with Mesa

December 18, 2003

Application for an Exemption

respectfully requests an exemption effective for at least two years from 49 U.S.C. 41101 and any other relief necessary to authorize America West to display its "HP" designator code on combination flights operated by Mesa Airlines, Inc. between Los Angeles, California ("LAX") and Mazatlan, Mexico ("NUT") using a RJ Model 900, 86‑ to 96‑seat aircraft.' America West intends to begin the codeshare operations on or about June 1, 2003, and therefore respectfully requests the Department grant it an exemption effective immediately to allow the company to pursue advance marketing and sales activities.

Counsel: Baker Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532


OST-03-16745 - Los Angeles-Mazatlan Codeshare with Mesa

Filed December 18, 2003 | Issued January 13, 2004

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Los Angeles, California, and Mazatlan, Mexico. America West states that it will use the requested authority pursuant to a code-share arrangement with Mesa Airlines, Inc. (Mesa), whereby America West will place its “HP” code on flights operated by Mesa in the subject market.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-03-16735 - Los Angeles-Puerto Vallarta Codeshare with Mesa

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Los Angeles, California, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

America West states that it will use the requested authority pursuant to a code-share arrangement with Mesa Airlines, Inc., whereby America West will place its “HP” code on flights operated by Mesa in the subject market. Under the U.S.-Mexico aviation agreement, up to two U.S. carriers may be designated to operate direct-carrier service (own-aircraft flights), and up to four U.S. carriers may be authorized to provide code-share services in a given city-pair market. At the time this application was filed, Alaska Airlines, Inc., held one of the designations to serve the Los Angeles-Puerto Vallarta route, and the second designation was available. However, four carriers already held the Los Angeles-Puerto Vallarta code-share authorizations (Continental Airlines, Inc.; Delta Air Lines, Inc.; Northwest Airlines, Inc.; and Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (Hawaiian)). Thus, there were no code-share authorizations available for the America West/Mesa code-share proposal here. Subsequently, Hawaiian filed a dormancy notice for the Los Angeles-Puerto Vallarta market, and we withdrew Hawaiian’s code-share authorization. As a result, both the requisite designation and code-share authorizations were available to allow us to proceed with the instant application.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-96-1960 - Family Assistance Plans

March 1, 2004

Re: Amended Family Assistance Plan

Counsel: America West, Erin Lewin


OST-04-18002 - Experimental Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - Phoenix-Mexico

June 2, 2004

Application for an Experimental Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

Respectfully requests an experimental certificate of public convenience and necessity, effective on or before October 29, 2004, authorizing it to engage in foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Phoenix, Arizona ("PHX") and the following eight points in Mexico: Cabo San Lucas ("SJD"), Puerto Vallarta ("PVR"), Cancun ("CUN"), Mexico City ("MEX"), Mazatlan ("MZT"), Acapulco ("ACA"), Ixtapa ("ZIH") and Manzanillo ("ZLO")

Counsel: America West and Baker & Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532


America West Airlines, Inc. / Virgin Atlantic Airways, Limited

OST-04-18177 - Statement of Authorization - US-UK Codeshare
OST-04-18178 - Exemption - UK-US Codeshare

June 14, 2004

Applications of America West and Virgin Atlantic

America West Airlines, Inc. and Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited have entered a codeshare agreement (the "Codeshare Agreement," with sensitive commercial information redacted, is attached as Exhibit A) under which the parties have agreed that Virgin Atlantic will place its "VS" designator code on flights operated by America West in certain U.S. domestic markets.

Initially, America West and Virgin Atlantic plan to implement these authorities by placing the VS code on America West flights in the following eight markets:

Counsel: Garfinkle Wang, Anita Mosner, 703-294-5890 for Virgin Atlantic / Baker & Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532 for America West


OST-04-18616 - Exemption - US-Jordan Codeshare with Royal Jordanian

July 12, 2004

Application for an Exemption

Respectfully requests an exemption effective for at least five years from 49 U.S.C. 41101 and any other relief necessary to authorize America West to provide combination service from points in the United States via intermediate points to a point or points in Jordan and beyond. Initially, America West will operate between three U.S. points, (1) Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport ("DTW"), (2) John F. Kennedy International Airport ("JFK"), and (3) Chicago O'Hare International Airport ("ORD") and Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan ("AMM"), by placing its "HP" designator code on flights operated by Royal Jordanian Airlines ("Royal Jordanian") between ORD, JFK and DTW and AMM. Royal Jordanian operates both nonstop and one-stop flights between ORB and AMM. The onestop flights are routed through DTW.

Counsel: America West and Baker Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532


OST-04-18615 - New or Amended Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (US-Jordan)

Application for a New or Amended Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

Respectfully requests a new or amended certificate of public convenience and necessity to enable it to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail from points in the United States and intermediate points to a point or points in Jordan and beyond. America West also respectfully requests the Department to take any required action to ensure America West is designated by the U.S. Government under Article 3 and Annex I of the Open Skies Agreement.

Counsel: America West and Baker Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532


OST-95-736 - Exemption - US-Mexico - Las Vegas-Mexico City / Phoenix-San Jose del Cabo/Mazatlan/Mexico City/Puerto Vallarata/Manzanillo/Acapulco/Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
OST-03-14529 - Exemptiopn - Phoenix-Cancun

July 23, 2004

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

Hereby applies for renewal of its existing exemption authority from 49 U.S.C. § 41101 to continue scheduled combination service between Las Vegas, Nevada and Mexico City, Mexico, and between Phoenix, Arizona on the one hand and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico; Mazatlan, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Manzanillo, Mexico; Acapulco, Mexico; Cancun, Mexico; and IxtapalZihuatanejo, Mexico on the other hand.

America West also has a pending application for an Experimental Certificate for these routes in Docket OST 2004-18002 filed June 2, 2004.

Counsel: Baker & Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532 for America West


OST-95-736 - Exemption - US-Mexico

August 11, 2004

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority - Amendment

On July 23, 2004, America West Airlines, Inc. applied to renew its existing exemption authority from 49 U.S.C. § 41101 to operate scheduled combination service between Las Vegas, Nevada and Mexico City, Mexico, and between Phoenix, Arizona on the one hand and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico; Mazatlan, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Manzanillo, Mexico; Acapulco, Mexico; Cancun, Mexico; and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico on the other hand.

America West hereby amends the Application by withdrawing the request to renew its exemption to operate in the Las Vegas, Nevada- Mexico City, Mexico market. This Amendment will also serve as America West's dormancy notice for the Las Vegas - Mexico City.

Counsel: Baker & Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532


Order 04-08-19
OST-04-16943 - Violations of 14 CFR Part 382 and 49 U.S.C. §§ 41310, 41702, 41705 and 41712

Issued and Served August 18, 2004

Consent Order | Word

This order directs America West to cease and desist from future violations of Part 382 and the cited statutory provisions and assesses the carrier $850,000 in compromise civil penalties for such violations.

A number of complaints appear to reflect a material failure on the part of the carrier in meeting the requirements of section 382.39, including instances of failure to provide wheelchair assistance entirely, prolonged delays in obtaining wheelchair assistance, and stranding individuals alone in wheelchairs in the terminal or on board an aircraft for extended periods of time. In addition, America West's complaint files indicated that in a number of instances it did not provide a written response to the complainant fully compliant with the requirements of section 382.65, which requires that the carrier must provide a "dispositive response" with respect to each complaint postmarked within 45 days of the complained of incident. An appropriate response must specifically discuss the complaint at issue, state the carrier's view of whether a violation occurred, and provide an explanation of the carrier's view if it believes no violation occurred or what corrective action was taken if a violation is admitted. The response must also state that the complainant may refer the matter to the Department.

By: Rosalind Knapp


OST-95-736 - Phoenix-San Jose del Cabo/Mazatlan/Mexico City/Puerto Vallarata/Manzanillo/Acapulco/Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo

Filed August 11, 2004 | Issued August 31, 2004

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between (1) the terminal point Phoenix, Arizona, and the terminal point San Jose del Cabo, Mexico; (2) the terminal point Phoenix, Arizona, and the terminal point Mazatlan, Mexico; (3) the terminal point Phoenix, Arizona, and the terminal point Mexico City, Mexico; (4) the terminal point Phoenix, Arizona, and the terminal point Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; (5) the terminal point Phoenix, Arizona, and the terminal point Manzanillo, Mexico; (6) the terminal point Phoenix, Arizona, and the terminal point Acapulco, Mexico; (7) the terminal point Phoenix, Arizona, and the terminal point Cancun, Mexico; and (8) the terminal point Phoenix, Arizona, and the terminal point Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico. America West serves these markets on a seasonal basis.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-2005-20096 - Exemption - Los Angeles-Mexico City

January 12, 2005

Application for an Exemption

Hereby applies for an exemption, effective for a period of at least two years, from 49 U.S.C. § 41101, to begin two daily scheduled combination frequencies between Los Angeles International Airport and Mexico City, Mexico, beginning May 1, 2005, using Airbus A319 equipment. America West respectfully requests that the Department grant this authority immediately to facilitate obtaining the necessary Mexican authority and to begin marketing its proposed service.

America West now serves eleven Mexico destinations from its hub in Phoenix and three from its hub in Las Vegas, providing one‑stop service, via America West and America West Express, to Mexico from the 78 U.S. cities served from these hubs. America West also has rapidly expanded its presence at LAX, quintupling the number of cities it serves from LAX and increasing daily LAX departures 40 percent in the last 15 months. America West has outpaced growth at LAX of the other carriers filing applications for authority to operate in the LAX‑MEX market.

Moreover, of the ten destinations America West serves from LAX, three are in Mexico: Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Acapulco. This illustrates the synergies between America West's rapid growth in both Mexico and LAX. Importantly, as throughout its system, the America West commitment to quality low‑fare, full‑service has been a catalyst to its rapid expansion at LAX and continued growth in Mexico. Grant of this application is in the public interest, as it will bring consumers an important low‑fare alternative to the current service by United.

Counsel: America West and Baker Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532

OST-2005-20069 - American Airlines - Los Angeles-Mexico City
OST-2005-20071 - Continental Airlines - Los Angeles-Mexico City
OST-2005-20073 - Alaska Airlines - Los Angeles-Mexico City


OST-2005-20069 - American Airlines - Los Angeles-Mexico City
OST-2005-20071 - Continental Airlines - Los Angeles-Mexico City
OST-2005-20073 - Alaska Airlines - Los Angeles-Mexico City
OST-2005-20096 - America West Airlines - Los Angeles-Mexico City

Delta Notice to Department: January 21, 2005


January 24, 2005

Consolidated Answer of Alaska Airlines

Alaska is unquestionably best qualified for selection to serve the Los Angeles­ Mexico City route. Alaska has a longstanding and well‑known interest in providing service between Los Angeles and Mexico City, and will serve the market with year round twice daily flights utilizing Next Generation B737 aircraft. Service will commence on May 1, 2005, or as soon as practical after all regulatory approvals are obtained.

Respectfully requests that the Department of Transportation institute a carrier selection proceeding for the Los Angeles-Mexico City route, grant Alaska's pending exemption application and deny the applications of all other applicants.

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


January 24, 2005

Consolidated Answer and Motion of America West Airlines for Consolidation

American is already a significant force at LAX and code shares with Aeromexico in a number of LAX markets including Mexico City. An award to American will not promote low– fare competition in this market. Indeed, given its code share with Aeromexico, such an award will effectively shrink the number of carriers that are currently in the market.

Like American, Continental and Alaska will not offer the simple low-fare pricing that passengers will gain from an award to America West. Continental has not developed LAX to the same extent as America West and proposes only a daily roundtrip. Over the last 18 months, the sum of Continental's average daily seats at LAX has actually declined while America West's average daily seats increased by almost 1,200 over the same period. Over the last several years, Continental has never applied for any mainline LAX-Mexico routes, and it is not clear why it is applying for this route.

Alaska is already the dominant carrier between LAX and points in Mexico. An award to Alaska will extend this dominance. Until such time as the U.S. is able to expand route opportunities for U.S. carriers, it is in the public interest for the Department to seek to create more balance when market entry is contested. An award to America West, as opposed to Alaska, will promote this balance. At the same time America West's low fares will offer the strongest competition to the four carriers ‑ Mexicana, Aeromexico, American (code share) and United – now operating in the market.

Counsel: Baker Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532


January 24, 2005

Consolidated Answer of American Airlines

With four applicants for this one opportunity, the Department is required to conduct a carrier-selection proceeding. See Ashbacker Radio Corp. v. FCC, 326 U.S. 327 (1945) In that proceeding, American will demonstrate why its application, submitted in OST-2005-20069 on January 7, 2005, should be granted.

Effective May 1, 2005, or as soon as all required governmental authorizations have been secured, American will operate two daily nonstop roundtrips between Los Angeles and Mexico City, using 188-seat B757W aircraft (22F/166Y) . Based on its service proposal and well-established presence and identity at Los Angeles and Mexico City, American should be selected for the award, and the competing applications by Continental, Alaska, and America West should be denied.

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


January 24, 2005

Answer of Continental Airlines

Continental has been pursuing Los Angeles-Mexico City operating rights for decades, no such rights have been available to it. Continental and its codeshare partner ExpressJet operate flights serving more cities in Mexico than any other U.S. carrier, including new services between Los Angeles and smaller Mexican cities, but they have been unable to offer nonstop Los Angeles-Mexico City flights. In sharp contrast, American today offers service on seven nonstops and a one-stop from Los Angeles to Mexico City and five nonstops and a one-stop from Mexico City to Los Angeles on flights operated by its codeshare partner, Mexicana. Alaska serves resort destinations in Mexico but offers no service whatever at Mexico City despite the availability of other opportunities to serve Mexico City from various points along its north-south west coast route network. Although America West's application brags about its growth at Los Angeles and claims that America West scheduled its proposed flights for connections at Los Angeles, America West's Los Angeles service is at cities where America West could offer far better Mexico City connections at Phoenix than it could offer at Los Angeles.

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


OST-2005-20069 - American Airlines - Los Angeles-Mexico City
OST-2005-20071 - Continental Airlines - Los Angeles-Mexico City
OST-2005-20073 - Alaska Airlines - Los Angeles-Mexico City
OST-2005-20096 - America West Airlines - Los Angeles-Mexico City


February 2, 2005

Consolidated Reply of Alaska Airlines

The record developed thus far leaves no doubt that Alaska would be the best choice to replace Delta Air Lines, Inc. on the Los Angeles-Mexico City route. Selection of Alaska would generate the greatest benefits for the largest number of consumers from the entire West Coast ranging from southern California to the State of Alaska as well as the intermountain region, increase intra-gateway and inter-gateway competition by adding a new and vigorous competitor in the United States-Mexico City market and permit Alaska to diversify its Mexico services beyond resort destinations.

Alaska further requests that the Department expeditiously approve its application so that service may be instituted as soon as possible. It is critically important that service by a second U.S. carrier be restored between Los Angeles and Mexico City at the earliest opportunity given the importance of this market and its history of dominance by the two principal Mexican carriers. The two Mexican carriers' market share already approximates 75 percent and, not surprisingly, Aeromexico has already announced, as a result of Delta's termination, that it will be increasing its level of nonstop service.

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


February 2, 2005

Consolidated Reply of American Airlines

In its answer, Continental requested an interim award pending the Department's long-term decision. That request should be denied. The Department should instead focus its resources on instituting and concluding the required selection proceeding on an expedited basis. American's Los Angeles-Mexico City application should be granted as best serving the public interest.

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


February 2, 2005

Reply of Continental Airlines

Continental agrees with the other applicants that the Department must consider the four applications comparatively, and Continental has urged the Department to adopt expedited procedures to reach a final decision promptly based on the applications and answers submitted by each applicant. If the Department is not prepared to reach a decision on such an expedited basis, Continental has asked the Department to give it authority pending completion of the carrier‑selection proceeding. Nothing in the applications or answers submitted to date by the other applicants would suggest that expedition or award of interim authority would be inappropriate.

America West claims that Continental's exemption application should be denied and that America West should be awarded Los Angeles‑Mexico City authority instead because America West would offer "simple low‑fare pricing," because America West's seats offered at Los Angeles have been increasing, because Continental would institute service prior to May with one daily roundtrip flight while America West would institute two daily roundtrip flights in May or thereafter and because Continental has not previously applied for "any mainline LAX‑Mexico routes."

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


2005 Los Angeles-Mexico City Combination Service Proceeding

Order 2005-2-8
OST-2005-20406
OST-2005-20069 - American Airlines - Los Angeles-Mexico City
OST-2005-20071 - Continental Airlines - Los Angeles-Mexico City
OST-2005-20073 - Alaska Airlines - Los Angeles-Mexico City
OST-2005-20096 - America West Airlines - Los Angeles-Mexico City

Issued and Served February 14, 2005

Instituting Order

In view of our ability to designate only one additional U.S. carrier to serve the Los Angeles‑Mexico City market, and in light of the competing applications filed for this limited‑entry route right, we have decided to institute the 2005 Los Angeles‑Mexico City Combination Service Proceeding to select one primary and one backup carrier to provide scheduled foreign air transportation services of persons, property, and mail in the Los Angeles‑Mexico City market.

The supplemental information is to be filed no later than seven (7) calendar days from the service date of this order. The Parties' responses to these submissions and their briefs will be due seven (7) calendar days thereafter.

By: Karan Bhatia


OST-2003-15729 - US-Costa Rica

April 18, 2005

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

Respectfully requests the Department issue an order granting renewal of America West's exemption from 49 U.S.C. § 41101 and any other statute or Economic Regulation of the Department to the extent necessary, to permit it to continue to engage in scheduled foreign 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 Costa Rica and beyond.

Counsel: Baker & Hostetler, Joanne Young, 202-861-1532


OST-2004-16943 - Violations of 14 CFR Part 382 and 49 U.S.C. §§ 41310, 41702, 41705 and 41712

August 5, 2005

Motion to Amend Consent Order | Word

America West Airlines, Inc. moves to amend, America West, Order No. 04-08-19, Docket 04-16943-30 issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation.  In the Consent Order, America West was assessed a civil penalty of $850,000 in compromise of civil penalties that might have otherwise been assessed for violations involving enplaning, deplaning, and connecting assistance.  America West was to make over $775,000 in offsetting improvements to its corporate programs serving customers with disabilities and to pay the U.S. Treasury $75,000.  Of the amount to be paid to the U.S. Treasury, America West was required to pay $37,500 no later than September 16, 2004, which it did, and is required to pay the remaining $37,500 no later than September 16, 2005.  America West respectfully submits this motion to amend the Consent Order to reduce the civil penalty amount required to be paid on September 16, 2005, and to increase the amount offset against the assessed civil penalty.

Counsel: America West, Michelle Matheson, 480-693-5808


Served September 28, 2005

Notice of Registration of Trade Name

On August 23, 2005, America West Airlines, Inc., a certificated air carrier, requested that the Department register the trade names, “US Airways” and “US Airways Express” for use in its certificated air carrier operations.

Part 215 of the Department’s regulations provides that any carrier wishing to use an alternative trade name must first register that name with the Department. The rule further states that the Department may register such trade name after the carrier gives notification to similarly named carriers of the proposed use of the trade name. US Airways is aware of America West’s request to register the “US Airways” and “US Airways Express” names, and other than the US Airways’ code-share partners previously authorized to use the trade name “US Airways Express”, we identified no other carriers using a similar name. Since America West has complied with the requirements of Part 215, we acknowledge the registration of the trade names “US Airways” and “US Airways Express” by America West for use in its operations.

By: Randall Bennett


OST-2005-22646 - Exemption - Various US-Mexico City-Pairs Codesharing with US Airways

October 3, 2005

Application for an Exemption

Hereby applies for an exemption and, to the extent necessary, designations in order to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail in certain U.S.-Mexico city-pairs, pursuant to the US Airways,-America West code-share agreement. To the extent warranted, America West also seeks integration authority to combine this exemption authority with America West's other authorities

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


OST-2005-22647 - Exemption - US-Aruba; Dominican Republic; Jamaica and Netherlands Antilles Codeshare with US Airways

October 3, 2005

Application for an Exemption

Hereby applies for a two-year exemption from 49 U.S.C. § 41101 and, to the extent necessary, designations in order to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between the United States, on the one hand, and Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and the Netherlands Antilles, on the other, with services scheduled to begin in December 2005. America West now seeks to code-share with its sister airline, US Airways, Inc., between the United States, on the one hand, and Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and the Netherlands Antilles, on the other. America West also plans to code-share on US Airways, Inc. flights from Philadelphia and Charlotte to Costa Rica. However, America West already has broad United States-Costa Rica exemption authority. See Notice of Action.

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


OST-2005-22648 - Exemption - US-Antigua; Barbados; Bahamas; Belize; St. Kitts & Nevis; St. Lucia; and Turks & Caicos Codesharing with US Airways

October 3, 2005

Application for an Exemption

Hereby applies for a two-year exemption from 49 U.S.C. § 41101 and, to the extent necessary, designations in order to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between the United States, on the one hand, and Antigua, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, and Turks & Caicos, on the other, with services scheduled to begin in December, 2005.

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


OST-2005-22649 - Exemption - Boston; Charlotte; Ft. Lauderdale; New York; Orlando; Philadelphia; Washington, DC-Bermuda Codesharing with US Airways

October 3, 2005

Application for an Exemption

Hereby applies for a two-year exemption from 49 U.S.C. § 41101 and, to the extent necessary, designations in order to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Boston, Massachusetts; Charlotte, North Carolina; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; New York, New York; Orlando, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., on the one hand, and Bermuda, on the other, with code-share services scheduled to begin in December 2005

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


OST-2004-19252 - Statements of Authorization - US-Australia Codeshare with Qantas Airways

October 7, 2005

Application for Renewal of an Exemption

America West Airlines, Inc. and Qantas Airways Limited have amended their existing code-share agreement to include placing the Qantas "QF" designator code on flights operated by America West between San Francisco International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and between SF0 and McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada. By NOAT dated November 24, 2004, OST-2004-19252, the Department granted a statement of authorization permitting America West to display the QF code on flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International and Edmonton International Airports.

America West requests, pursuant to 14 C.F.R. Part 212, a statement of authorization (effective for an indefinite period), permitting it to place the Qantas Airways "QF" designator codes on flights between San Francisco and Phoenix and between SFO and Las Vegas.

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


OST-2005-22648 - Exemption - US-Antigua; Barbados; Bahamas; Belize; St. Kitts & Nevis; St. Lucia; and Turks & Caicos Codesharing with US Airways

Filed October 3, 2005 | Issued October 26, 2005

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between the United States, on the one hand, and Antigua, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia and Turks & Caicos, on the other hand, and authority to integrate this authority with its existing certificate and exemption authority.

America West states that it requests this authority in order to offer service under a code-share arrangement with US Airways, its sister airline. America West also seeks the flexibility to operate these services with its own aircraft.

America West states that on September 27, 2005, America West Holdings Corporation merged with US Airways Group, Inc.  As a result, America West became a subsidiary of US Airways Group.  Although selling tickets, advertising, and marketing itself under the “US Airways” brand name, America West will continue to operate under its own certificate of public convenience and necessity and authorities until America West and US Airways are integrated under a single certificate.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-2005-22646 - Exemption - Various US-Mexico City-Pairs Codesharing with US Airways

Filed October 3, 2005 | Issued November 2, 2005

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between (1) the terminal points Boston, Massachusetts; Charlotte, North Carolina; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on the one hand, and the terminal point Cancun, Mexico, on the other hand; (2) the terminal points Charlotte, North Carolina and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the one hand, and the terminal point Cozumel, Mexico, on the other hand and (3) the terminal point Charlotte, North Carolina, and the terminal point Mexico City, Mexico.  America West also requests authority to combine this exemption authority with all of American West’s existing certificate and exemption authority, consistent with applicable international agreements.

America West states that it requests this authority in order to expand services under a code-share arrangement with US Airways, Inc., whereby America West will place its “HP” code on flights operated by US Airways in the respective city-pair markets.

America West states that on September 27, 2005, America West Holdings Corporation merged with US Airways Group, Inc.  As a result, America West became a subsidiary of US Airways Group.  Although selling tickets, advertising, and marketing itself under the “US Airways” brand name, America West will continue to operate under its own certificate of public convenience and necessity and authorities until America West and US Airways are integrated under a single certificate.

By: Paul Gretch


Order 2005-11-5
OST-2004-16943
- Violations of 49 USC 41301 and 41712

Issued and Served November 2, 2005

Order | Word

After reviewing America West’s motion, we have determined that, in this specific case, as long as additional conditions are met granting America West’s motion to amend would best the public’s interest by enhancing the quality of service air passengers with disabilities receive. Therefore, we grant the motion to modify Order 2004-8-19 by reducing the amount due and payable to the U.S. Treasury on September 16, 2005 by $15,000 and require as an additional offset video production and increased employee training at a cost of $50,000 on the condition that America West submits a sworn and certified statement from an appropriate company official demonstrating that the $50,000 was properly expended. Such documentation must be submitted to the Enforcement office, the Inspector General’s Office, and the Office of Aviation and International Affairs, and is subject to review or audit by those offices.

By: Michael Reynolds


OST-2005-22649 - Exemption - Boston; Charlotte; Ft. Lauderdale; New York; Orlando; Philadelphia; Washington, DC-Bermuda Codesharing with US Airways

Filed October 3, 2005 | Issued November 8, 2005

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between the terminal points Boston, Massachusetts; Charlotte, North Carolina; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; New York, New York; Orlando, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., on the one hand, and the terminal point Bermuda, on the other hand, and authority to combine this exemption authority with all of America West’s existing certificate and exemption authority, consistent with applicable international agreements.

America West states that it requests this authority in order to offer service under a code-share arrangement with US Airways, Inc., its sister airline.

America West states that on September 27, 2005, America West Holdings Corporation merged with US Airways Group, Inc.  As a result, America West became a subsidiary of US Airways Group.  Although selling tickets, advertising, and marketing itself under the “US Airways” brand name, America West will continue to operate under its own certificate of public convenience and necessity and authorities until America West and US Airways are integrated under a single certificate.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-2005-22647 - Exemption - US-Aruba; Dominican Republic; Jamaica and Netherlands Antilles Codeshare with US Airways

Filed October 3, 2005 | Issued November 8, 2005

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between the United States, on the one hand, and Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and the Netherlands Antilles, on the other hand.  America West also seeks route integration authority to combine this exemption authority with its other authorities.  America West states that it plans to offer these services initially on a code share basis with US Airways, Inc.

America West states that it may, in the future, operate America West registered aircraft to these countries.  US Airways currently holds underlying exemption authority to serve these markets (see Notices of Action Taken for Aruba dated March 2, 2004 in Docket OST-2000-7341, for the Dominican Republic dated July 19, 2004 in Docket OST-2000-7340, for Jamaica dated March 2, 2004 in Docket OST-1996-1775, and for the Netherlands Antilles dated October 19, 2004 in Docket OST-2004-18346).  America West also plans to code share on US Airways flights from Philadelphia and Charlotte to Costa Rica.  America West and US Airways both already hold underlying exemption authority to serve between the U.S. and Costa Rica (see Notices of Action Taken for America West dated August 14, 2003 in Docket OST-2003-15729 and for US Airways dated October 16, 2002 in Docket OST-2002-13263).

By: Paul Gretch


OST-2005-23098 - Exemption - US-El Salvador; US-Guatemala

November 18, 2005

Application for an Exemption

America West Airlines, Inc. hereby applies for a two-year exemption from 49 U.S.C. § 41101 and, to the extent necessary, designations in order to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail (1) from a point or points in the United States via intermediate points to a point or points in El Salvador and beyond, and (2) from a point or points in the United States via intermediate points to a point or points in Guatemala and beyond, with services scheduled to begin in December 2005. America West also seeks route integration authority to combine this exemption authority with America West's other authorities.

Counsel: America West, Howard Kass, 703-872-5230, howard_kass@usairways.com


OST-2005-23148 - Exemption - Charlotte/Philadelphia-Grand Cayman Codesharing

November 23, 2005

Application for an Exemption

America West Airlines, Inc. hereby applies for a two-year exemption from 49 U.S.C. § 41101 and, to the extent necessary, designations in order to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the one hand, and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, on the other, with code-share services scheduled to begin as soon as possible. America West also seeks route integration authority to combine this exemption authority with America West's other authorities.

Counsel: America West, Howard Kass, 703-872-5230, howard_kass@usairways.com


OST-2005-23098 - Exemption - US-El Salvador; US-Guatemala

December 1, 2005

Re: Polling Results

We have polled the air carriers on the attached service list regarding the above-reference application. We received no objections.

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass


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-2005-23148 - Exemption - Charlotte/Philadelphia-Grand Cayman Codesharing

December 16, 2005

Re: Polling Results

We have polled the air carriers on the attached service list regarding the above-referenced application. We received no objections.

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass


OST-2004-19252 - Statement of Authorization - Codeshare with Qantas

December 23, 2005

Amended Codeshare with Qantas

Attached as requested is copy of the 2nd Amendment Agreement to the Codeshare Agreement between America West Airlines and Qantas Airways, previously approved by the Department. We would appreciate approval of the pending application by the carriers to add San Francisco - Phoenix and San Francisco - Las Vegas to America West's statement of authorization approving the code share with Qantas. There were no comments or objections filed in response to the application.

Effective October 30, 2005 to March 25, 2006:

Effective from March 26, 2006:

Counsel: Greenberg Traurig, Joanne Young


OST-2005-23098 - Exemption - US-El Salvador; US-Guatemala

Filed November 18, 2005 | Issued January 25, 2006

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail (1) from a point or points in the United States via intermediate points to a point or points in El Salvador and beyond, and (2) from a point or points in the United States via intermediate points to a point or points in Guatemala and beyond.  America West also seeks route integration authority to combine this exemption authority with its other existing authorities.  America West plans initially to serve the requested points on a code-share basis with US Airways, Inc.

America West states that it may, in the future, operate America West’s own aircraft to these countries.

America West states that on September 27, 2005, America West Holdings Corporation merged with US Airways Group, Inc.  As a result, America West became a subsidiary of US Airways Group, Inc.  America West will continue to operate under its own certificate of public convenience and necessity and authorities until both America West and US Airways, Inc. are integrated under a single certificate.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-2005-23148 - Exemption - Charlotte/Philadelphia-Grand Cayman Codesharing

Filed November 23, 2005 | Approved January 26, 2006

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the one hand, and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, on the other hand, and authority to integrate this authority with its existing certificate and exemption authority.

America West states that it requests this authority in order to offer service under a code-share arrangement with US Airways, its sister airline, with US Airways operating the service.

America West states that on September 27, 2005, America West Holdings Corporation merged with US Airways Group, Inc.  As a result of this merger, America West became a subsidiary of US Airways Group and is beginning operations under the “US Airways” brand name.  Although selling tickets, advertising, and marketing itself under the “US Airways” brand name, America West will continue to operate under its own certificate of public convenience and necessity and authorities until both America West and US Airways are integrated under a single certificate.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-2004-19252 - Statement of Authorization - Codeshare with Qantas

Filed October 7, 2005 | Approved January 27, 2006

Department Action on Application

Application of America West Airlines, Inc., for an amended statement of authorization to display the designator code of Qantas Airway Limited on flights between San Francisco, one the one hand, and Phoenix and Las Vegas, on the other, on flights operated by America West Airlines.

By: Gerald Caolo


OST-2006-24060 - Exemption - US-Sweden/Portugal

February 24, 2006

Application for an Exemption

America West applies for (1) exemption authority to engage in scheduled foreign 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 Sweden and beyond, and (2) exemption authority to engage in scheduled foreign 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 Portugal and beyond, with services scheduled to begin in June 2006. America West also seeks route integration authority to combine these exemption authorities with America West's other authorities.

America West plans initially to offer these services on a code-share basis with US Airways, Inc.

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass, 703-872-5230, howard_kass@usairways.com


OST-2006-24060 - Exemption - US-Sweden/Portugal

March 3, 2006

Re: Polling Results

We have polled the air carriers on the attached service list regarding the above-referenced Application. We received no objections.

Accordingly, we respectfully request expedited consideration of this Application.

Counsel: US Airways, Benjamin Slocum


OST-2006-24398 - Form 41 - Schedules B-7 and B-43

March 30, 2006

Motion for Confidential Treatment

America West hereby requests confidential treatment of certain information contained in Schedule B-7 - Airframe and Aircraft Engine Acquisitions and Retirements of America West's Form 41 filing for the quarter ended December 31, 2005 and Schedule B-43 - Inventory of Airframes and Aircraft Engines for the year ended December 31, 2005. America West requests that these data be withheld from public disclosure for a period of at least ten years from the date of their submission.

The information for which America West requests confidential treatment is confidential and proprietary commercial and financial information obtained from America West, a private party. Moreover, the public release of that information would cause America West substantial competitive and financial injury. Accordingly, the information should be withheld from public disclosure.

Counsel: America West, Benjamin Slocum, 480-693-5782, benjamin_slocum@usairways.com


OST-2006-24060 - Exemption - US-Sweden/Portugal

Filed February 24, 2006 | Issued April 7, 2006

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail (1) between a point or points in the United States, via intermediate points, and a point or points in Sweden and beyond, and (2) between a point or points in the United States, via intermediate points, and a point or points in Portugal and beyond.  America West also requests authority to integrate this authority with its existing certificate and exemption authority.

America West states that it requests this authority in order to offer service under a code-share arrangement with US Airways, its sister airline, with US Airways operating the service.  America West also seeks the flexibility to operate these services with its own aircraft.

The carrier’s request for route integration authority has been superseded by Order 2006-1-1, where the Department awarded the carrier a blanket route integration certificate.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-2002-12555 - Designation of Agent

April 13, 2006

Designation of Agent

Counsel: Howard Kass


OST-2006-24615 - Exemption - Phoenix-Cancun Codeshare with US Airways

April 24, 2006

Application for an Exemption

America West hereby applies for an exemption and, to the extent necessary, a designation in order to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Phoenix, Arizona, on the one hand, and Cancun, Mexico, on the other hand, pursuant to its code-share arrangement with US Airways. America West requests expedited processing of this application so that it can begin implementing schedule changes and marketing the services proposed herein as soon as possible.

America West has already received authorization to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Phoenix and Cancun using its own aircraft. See Notice of Action Taken, Docket OST-1995-736, August 31, 2004.

In a separate Docket filed concurrently, America West’s sister carrier, US Airways, Inc. applied for authority to provide scheduled air service between Phoenix and Cancun. Consistent with that application, America West seeks to place its “HP” code on flights operated by US Airways.

America West plans to commence daily code-share service on or about September 6, 2006.

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass, 202-326-5153, howard_kass@usairways.com


OST-2006-24613 - US Airways - Exemption - Phoenix-Cancun
OST-2006-24615 - America West - Exemption - Phoenix-Cancun Codeshare with US Airways

May 26, 2006

Withdrawal of Application

On April 24, 2006, US Airways, Inc. and America West Airlines, Inc. filed the above-referenced Applications to provide scheduled air service between Phoenix, Arizona and Cancun, Mexico. US Airways and America West herein seek to clarify their intentions regarding their proposed PHX-CUN service.

US Airways intends to operate scheduled foreign air transportation between PHX and CUN. America West intends to place its "HP" designator code on PHX-CUN flights operated by US Airways pursuant to its already existing authority. See Notice of Action Taken, August 31, 2004, Docket OST-1995-736.

Accordingly, America West hereby withdraws its Application for an Exemption appearing in Docket OST-2006-24615.

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass


OST-2006-24398 - Form 41 - Schedule B-7

May 23, 2006

Motion for Confidential Treatment

Counsel: Howard Kass, 202-326-5153, howard_kass@usairways.com


OST-2004-18177 - Statement of Authorization - US-UK Codeshare with Virgin Atlantic

June 16, 2006

Application for Renewal of a Statement of Authorization

America West hereby applies for renewal, for an indefinite period, of its authority to place Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited's "VS" designator code on flights operated by America West in certain U.S. markets, as agreed to by America West and Virgin Atlantic in a codeshare agreement previously filed in this docket.

On June 14, 2004, America West and Virgin Atlantic filed applications in this docket and Docket OST-2004-18178, seeking, respectively, a statement of authorization and an exemption enabling the carriers to implement a codeshare agreement under which America West was to place the Virgin Atlantic designator code on domestic flights operated by America West.

By Notice of Action Taken (July 29, 2004), the Department granted America West a two-year authorization under 14 C.F.R. Part 212 to permit the carrier to display the VS designator code on flights operated by America West between points in the United States. By the same Notice of Action Taken, Virgin Atlantic was granted exemption authority to hold out service in those markets. That application is currently scheduled to expire July 29, 2006.

America West requests a waiver of the requirement of § 377.10(c) that renewal applications be filed within sixty days prior to the expiration of the authority. America West notes that this application is tied to Virgin Atlantic's request for renewal of its exemption authority, which was granted simultaneously with America West's original codeshare authority in this docket. Virgin Atlantic's renewal request is not yet due, and waiver of the 60-day requirement for America West would not prejudice any party.

Counsel: America West, Howard Kass, 202-326-5153, howard_kass@usairways.com


OST-1995-736 - Phoenix-San Jose del Cabo/Mazatlan/Mexico City/Puerto Vallarta/Manzanillo/Acapulco/Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo

July 10, 2006

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

America West applies for renewal of its exemption authority to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between (1) the terminal point Phoenix, Arizona and the terminal point San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, (2) the terminal point Mazatlan, Mexico, (3) the terminal point Mexico City, Mexico, (4) the terminal point Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, (5) the terminal point Manazanillo, Mexico, (6) the terminal point Acapulco, Mexico, (7) the terminal point Cancun Mexico and (8) the terminal point Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

America West currently provides scheduled air service in the above-listed markets using Airbus A-319/320, Boeing 737 and/or Boeing 757 aircraft. The carrier's service in the PHX-MZT and PHX-MZO markets operates on a seasonal basis, while its service between PHX and SJD, MEX, PVR, ACA, CUN and ZIH is year-round.

America West's current exemption is effective through August 31, 2006.

America West requests a waiver of the requirement that renewal applications be filed within sixty days prior to the expiration of the authority. A waiver of the 60-day requirement for America West would not prejudice any party.

Counsel: America West, Howard Kass, 202-326-5153, howard_kass@usairways.com


OST-1995-736 - Exemption - US-Mexico Points

Filed July 10, 2006 | Issued July 27, 2006

Notice of Action Taken

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between (1) Phoenix, Arizona, and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico; (2) Phoenix, Arizona, and Mazatlan, Mexico; (3) Phoenix, Arizona, and Mexico City, Mexico; (4) Phoenix, Arizona, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; (5) Phoenix, Arizona, and Manzanillo, Mexico; (6) Phoenix, Arizona, and Acapulco, Mexico; (7) Phoenix, Arizona, and Cancun, Mexico; and (8) Phoenix, Arizona, and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico. America West states that it serves the Phoenix-Mazatlan and Phoenix-Manzanillo markets on a seasonal basis, and serves all of the other markets on a year-round basis.

The carrier requested a waiver of the Department's 60-day advance filing requirements set forth in 14 C.F.R. 377.10, so that American West could rely upon the automatic extension provisions of 5 U.S.C. Section 558(c), to keep the subject authority in effect beyond the prescribed expiration date of August 31, 2006, pending the Department's action on this renewal application.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-2004-18616 - Exemption - US-Jordan Codeshare with Royal Jordanian

August 21, 2006

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

America West applies for renewal of its exemption authority to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between a point or points in the United States, via intermediate points, to a point or points in Jordan and beyond.

America West currently provides scheduled air service between the United States and Jordan pursuant to its code-share relationship with Royal Jordanian Airlines.

America West’s current exemption is effective through October 18, 2006.

America West requests a waiver of the requirement of § 377.10(c) that renewal applications be filed within sixty days prior to the expiration of the authority. A waiver of the 60-day requirement for America West would not prejudice any party.

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass, 202-326-5153, howard_kass@usairways.com


OST-2006-24398 - Form 41 - Schedule B-7

August 23, 2006

Motion for Confidential Treatment

America West hereby requests confidential treatment of certain information contained in Schedule B-7 - Airframe and Aircraft Engine Acquisitions and Retirements of America West’s Form 41 filing for the quarter ended June 30, 2006. America West requests that these data be withheld from public disclosure for a period of at least ten years from the date of their submission.

The information for which America West requests confidential treatment is confidential and proprietary commercial and financial information obtained from America West, a private party. Moreover, the public release of that information would cause America West substantial competitive and financial injury. Accordingly, the information should be withheld from public disclosure.

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass, 202-326-5153, howard_kass@usairways.com


OST-2004-18616 - Exemption - US-Jordan Codeshare with Royal Jordanian

Filed August 21, 2006 | Issued October 17, 2006

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between a point or points in the United States, via intermediate points, to a point or points in Jordan and beyond. America West intends to continue to operate this service pursuant to a code-share arrangement with Royal Jordanian, whereby Royal Jordanian displays the America West code on its flights.

Royal Jordanian holds a statement of authorization to display America West's code on services covered by the exemption authority granted in this docket. (See Notice of Action Taken issued October 18, 2004, in this docket)

By: Paul Gretch


OST-2004-18440 - Exemption - Various US-Mexico City-Pairs

November 14, 2006

Notice of Dormancy

On August 3, 2006, the Department of Transportation renewed America West Airlines. Inc.'s existing exemption authority to provide scheduled foreign air transportation between Los Angeles, California. and Acapulco, Mexico for a period of two years. (See Notice of Action Taken, August 3, 2006, Docket OST-2004‑18440).

In accordance with the Conditions set forth in the Notice, America West hereby advises the Department that it will no longer operate Los Angeles-Acapulco service effective January 7, 2007. Accordingly, America West respectfully provides notice of dormancy with respect to this route.

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass


OST-2006-24398 - Form 41 - Schedule B-7

November 9, 2006

Motion of America West Airlines for Confidential Treatment

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass, 202-326-5153, howard_kass@usairways.com


OST-2006-24398 - Form 41 - Schedule B-7

March 30, 2007

Motion for Confidential Treatment

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass, 202-326-5153, howard_kass@usairways.com


OST-2006-24398 - Form 41 - Schedule B-7

May 9, 2007

Motion for Confidential Treatment

Counsel: America West, Howard Kass, 202-326-5153, howard_kass@usairways.com


OST-2006-24398 - Form 41 - Schedule B-7

August 9, 2007

Motion for Confidential Treatment

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass, 202-326-5153, howard_kass@usairways.com


OST-2004-18440 - Exemption - Various US-Mexico City-Pairs

September 6, 2007

Cessation of Route

On August 3, 2006, the Department of Transportation renewed America West Airlines, Inc.'s existing exemption authority to provide scheduled foreign air transportation between Oakland, California, and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico for a period of two years.

In accordance with the Conditions set forth in the Notice, America West hereby advises the Department that it will no longer operate Oakland-San Jose del Cabo service effective immediately. Accordingly, America West respectfully provides notice of dormancy with respect to this route.

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass


October 2, 2007

Re: Cancellation of Exemptions and Certificate Authority

On September 26, 2007, America West Airlines, Inc. and US Airways, Inc. combined their operations under US Airways' Operating Certificate. As a result of this operational consolidation, domestic and international air service for both companies is now being conducted pursuant to certificate and exemption authority previously granted to US Airways.

Accordingly, America West hereby requests that the Department cancel its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Interstate Air Transportation, issued on July 8, 1998, by Order 1998-7-6. America West further requests that the Department cancel the certificate and exemption authority for international service held by America West, as described on Exhibits A and B, attached hereto.

Domestic codesharing between America West and US Airways ceased as of September 26, 2007.

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass


OST-2005-22645 - US Airways - Exemption - Various US-Mexico City-Pairs Codesharing with America West
OST-2005-22646 - Exemption - Various US-Mexico City-Pairs Codesharing with US Airways
OST-2004-19546 - America West - Exemption - Phoenix-Guadalajara
OST-2003-16735 - America West - Exemption - Los Angeles-Puerto Vallarta Codeshare with Mesa Airlines
OST-2003-16529 - Mesa Air - Exemption - Phoenix-Mazatlan, Mexico
OST-2003-16444 - America West and Mesa - Exemption - Phoenix-Los Cabos/Puerto Vallarta
OST-2004-18440 - America West and Mesa - Exemption - Various US-Mexico City-Pairs
OST-2005-22649 - America West - Exemption - Boston; Charlotte; Ft. Lauderdale; New York; Orlando; Philadelphia; Washington, DC-Bermuda Codesharing with US Airways
OST-2005-22831 - America West - Exemption - US-France/Germany/Italy/Netherlands

October 2, 2007

Re: Partial Cancellation of Codesharing

On November 4, 2005, the Department authorized US Airways, Inc. to code-share on flights operated by America West Airlines, Inc. and Mesa Airlines, Inc. between various points in the United States and Mexico. (See Erratum, Docket OST-2005-22645). On September 26, 2007, America West and US Airways combined their operations under US Airways' Operating Certificate, and all international air service is now being conducted pursuant to certificate and exemption authority previously granted to US Airways.

Accordingly, US Airways hereby requests that the Department cancel its exemption authority to codeshare on flights previously operated by America West in the markets listed:

US Airways intends to continue to place its code on Mesa-operated flights in these markets, as evidenced by its renewal application. (See Application of US Airways for Renewal of Exemptions, September 6, 2007, Docket OST-2005-22645).

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass


OST-2003-15729 - Exemption - US-Costa Rica
OST-1995-736 - Exemption - US-Mexico Points

October 2, 2007

Cancellation of Exemption Authority

On September 26, 2007, America West Airlines, Inc. and US Airways, Inc. combined their operations under US Airways' Operating Certificate. As a result of this operational consolidation, domestic and international air service for both companies is now being conducted pursuant to certificate and exemption authority previously granted to US Airways.

Accordingly, America West hereby requests that the Department cancel its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Interstate Air Transportation, issued on July 8, 1998, by Order 1998-7-6. America West further requests that the Department cancel the certificate and exemption authority for international service held by America West.

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass


OST-2006-24398 - Schedule B-7, Form 41

November 19, 2007

Motion for Confidential Treatment

Counsel: US Airways, Howard Kass, 202-326-5153



Order 2011-10-22
OST-1997-2673 - America West (US-Canada)
OST-1998-4024 - Big Sky Airlines (Interstate Scheduled)
OST-1999-5140 - Arrow Air (Route 710; US-Peru)
OST-1999-5945 - Pan American Airways (Scheduled Operations)
OST-2001-9027 - TWA (Interstate and Foreign Scheduled)
OST-2003-14445 - Midwest Airlines (Interstate Scheduled)
OST-2004-19398 - Tradewinds Airlines (All-Cargo Service)
OST-2008-0154 - Wings Air - Commuter Authority (Athens/Macon-Atlanta)

Issued and Served October 28, 2011

Order Revoking and/or Canceling Authority

The air carriers identified below were previously found fit and were issued effective certificate authority by the Department. According to our records, these air carriers subsequently ceased operations, and have not recommenced any such operations during the ensuing year or the air carriers have ceased operations and requested that their certificate authority be canceled prior to the expiration of the one year waiting period. Under these circumstances, we will terminate the air carriers’ authority as described below.

Dockets OST-1999-5140 and OST-2004-19398: By Order 2000-8-5, issued July 27, 2000, we transferred and reissued to Arrow Air, Inc., the interstate and foreign all-cargo certificates authority previously held by Fine Air Services Corp. By Order 2007-7-4, issued May 7, 2007, Arrow was granted additional authority to provide all-cargo service to all of our foreign aviation partners that have entered into an open-skies agreement with the United States. The air carrier operated under these certificates until June 30, 2010, when it ceased all of its operations. On April 26, 2011, Arrow voluntarily surrendered its Air Carrier Certificate and Operations Specifications to the Federal Aviation Administration. Under these circumstances, and in accordance with section 204.7 of our rules, we revoke Arrow’s certificate authority.

Dockets OST-1997-2673 and OST-1998-4024: By Order 1998-7-6, issued July 8, 1998, we reissued to America West Airlines, Inc., a certificate under 49 USC § 41102 authorizing it to engage in interstate scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail. By Order 1997-11-2, issued October 15, 1997, we issued the air carrier a companion certificate for foreign scheduled air transportation of persons, property, and mail. The air carrier operated under these certificates until September 26, 2007, when it ceased operations following a merger with US Airways, Inc. By letter dated October 2, 2007, America West’s representative notified the Department that America West ceased all of its operations and requested that the air carrier’s authority be canceled. Under these circumstances, we cancel the air carrier’s certificate authority.

Docket OST-1999-5945: By Order 1999-9-8, issued September 9, 1999, we reissued to Pan American Airways Corp., a certificate under 49 USC § 41102 authorizing it to engage in interstate air transportation of persons, property, and mail. The air carrier operated under this certificate until October 26, 2004, when it ceased all of its operations. On November 1, 2004, Pan Am surrendered its Air Carrier Certificate and Operations Specifications to the FAA. Under these circumstances, and in accordance with section 204.7 of our rules, we revoke Pan Am’s certificate authority.

Docket OST-2001-9027: By Order 2001-4-14, issued April 11, 2001, we transferred and reissued to TWA Airlines, LLC certificates under 49 USC § 41102 authorizing it to engage in interstate and foreign scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail. The air carrier operated under these certificates until August 30, 2004, when it ceased operations following a merger with American Airlines, Inc. To date, we have not received an application from TWA to have its fitness redetermined. Under these circumstances, and in accordance with section 204.7 of our rules, we revoke TWA’s certificate authority.

Docket OST-2003-14445: By Order 2003-2-15, issued February 21, 2003, we reissued to Midwest Airlines, Inc., a certificate under 49 USC § 41102 authorizing it to engage in interstate air transportation of persons, property, and mail. The air carrier operated under this authority until November 3, 2009, when it ceased operations following a merger with Republic Airline, Inc. To date, we have not received an application from Midwest Airlines to have its fitness redetermined. Under these circumstances, and in accordance with section 204.7 of our rules, we revoke Midwest Airlines’ certificate authority.

Docket OST-2008-0154: By Order 2008-9-29, issued September 25, 2008, we reissued to Air Greco, Inc. d/b/a Wings Air authority to conduct scheduled passenger operations as a commuter air carrier pursuant to 49 USC § 41738. The air carrier subsequently ceased all operations and was administratively dissolved on September 24, 2010. It has now been more than one year since Wings Air ceased operations and we have not received an application from Wings Air to have its fitness redetermined. Under these circumstances, and in accordance with section 204.7 of our rules, we revoke Wings Air’s commuter authority.

By: Todd Homan



Order 2011-12-22
OST-1997-2673 - America West (US-Canada)

Issued October 28, 2011 | Served December 29, 2011

Order Canceling Foreign Certificate

By Order 2011-10-22, issued October 28, 2011, we canceled the Section 41102 interstate certificate of public convenience and necessity issued to America West Airlines, Inc., by Order 1998-7-6.

By this order, we are canceling the company’s companion foreign certificate authority. Instead of repeating our findings and conclusions in Order 2011-10-22, we incorporate them here by reference.

By: Todd Homan


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