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OST-97-2558

5/27/97

Application for Renewal of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

Route 171, Philippines

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Service List

 

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OST-97-2558

6/24/97

Answer of the State of Hawaii

 

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Statement in Support from Commonwealth Ports Authority of the Northern Mariana Islands

 

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OST-97-2920 9/22/97 Application for Exemption Guam-Noumea HTML
    Service List    
OST-97-2920 Posted 10/15/97 Notice of Action Guam-Noumea  
OST-97-3136 11/19/97 Motion for Confidential Treatment Pursuant to Rule 39 Form 41  
OST-95-808 12/12/97 Application for Renwal Guam-Palau-Denpasar HTML
    Service List    
OST-97-3283 12/23/97 Application for an Exemption Guam-Cairns, Australia HTML
    Service List    
OST-95-808 Posted 1/9/98 Notice of Action Guam-Palau-Denpasar  
OST-97-3283 Posted 1/9/98 Notice of Action Guam-Cairns, Australia  
OST-98-3450 2/9/98 Application for an Exemption Guam/Saipan-Niigata/Okayama, Japan HTML
    Exhibit A:  Proposed Schedule

Service List

   
OST-98-3450 Posted 3/4/98 Notice of Action Guam/Saipan-Niigata/Okayama, Japan  
OST-98-3419
OST-96-1199
3/19/98 Supplement Number Two to Application for Amendment of Frequency Allocation Honolulu-Tokyo HTML
    Exhibit A:  Proposed Japan Services    
OST-97-3136 4/6/98 Motion for Confidential Treatment Pursuant to Rule 39 Form 41  
Order 98-6-22 
OST-96-1200 
OST-96-1201 
OST-98-3435 
OST-98-3441 
OST-98-3491 
OST-96-1131 
OST-98-3477
Issued June 14, 1998 | Served June 25, 1998 Order Issuing Certificates By this order we issue certificate authority to Continental Micronesia, Federal Express Corporation, Northwest Airlines, Polar Air Cargo, United Airlines, and United Parcel Service to provide combination and/or all-cargo service between the United States and Japan consistent with the new U.S.-Japan agreement.  
OST-98-4278 
OST-96-1165 
OST-96-1499
8/3/98 Application for Renewal of Frequency Allocation US-Philippines Frequency Renewal  
    Service List    
OST-96-1222 8/10/98 Motion for Confidential Treatment Form 41  
OST-98-4278 Action Taken September 21, 1998 Notice of Action Taken US-Phillipine
OST-98-4660 October 28, 1998 Application for Renewal Route 171 (Segment 7)
    Service List  
OST-99-5002 January 13, 1999 Application for Renewal Certificate of Public Convenience and Necesity for Route 171
    Service List  
Order 99-2-28
OST-96-1485
OST-96-1080
OST-97-3092
Undocketed
Undocketed
OST-96-1198
OST-96-1202
OST-95-317
OST-95-317
OST-96-1492
OST-96-1287
February 26, 1999 Order Issuing Certificates For certificates, exemptions or other authorities or relief under 49 U.S.C. sections 41102 or 40109 and regulations of the Department of Transportation.
Order 99-3-27
OST-95-962
OST-98-4660
OST-99-5002
OST-98-4707
Posted March 30, 1999
Issued February 22, 1999
Served April 1, 1999
Order Issuing Certificates

Scanned Version

Certificates of Public Convennience and Necessity
    Attachment A:  Route 780 Certificate for American Trans Air  
    Attachment B:  Route 171 for Continental Micronesia  
    Attachment C:  TWA Certificate for US-Canada Route 781  
         
OST-96-1222 Dated February 26, 1999
Docketed March 30, 1999
Motion of Continental Micronesia Form 41, Rule 39, Schedules B-7 & B-43
OST-97-2920 Filed August 16, 1999
Issued September 9, 1999
Notice of Action Taken Guam- Noumea
OST-97-3283 November 5, 1999 Application for Renewal of Exemption Guam- Cairns, Australia
    Service List  
OST-96-1222 October 22, 1999 Motion of Continental Micronesia for Confidential Treatment Form 41, Schedule B-7
OST-97-3283 Filed November 5, 1999
Issued December 10, 1999
Notice of Action Taken Guam and Cairns, Australia
OST-97-3136 January 11, 2000 Motion for Confidential Treatment Form 41 - Schedule B-7
OST-00-7143
Docket 49925
Docket 49806
March 27, 2000 Application for Renewal of Certificate Authority

Scanned Copy

Certificate of Public Convenience - Route 171 (Segments 9 and 13) - Saipan/Guam-Sapporo/Sendai, Japan and Honolulu-Tokyo
    Service List  
OST-00-7143
Docket 49925
Docket 49806
April 27, 2000 Motion of the Resident Representative to the U.S. for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands for Leave to File Late Answer Certificate of Public Convenience - Route 171 (Segments 9 and 13) - Saipan/Guam-Sapporo/Sendai, Japan and Honolulu-Tokyo
OST-00-7143
Docket 49925
Docket 49806
April 27, 2000 Answer of the Resident Representative to the U.S. for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in support of the Position of the Commonwealth Ports Authority Certificate of Public Convenience - Route 171 (Segments 9 and 13) - Saipan/Guam-Sapporo/Sendai, Japan and Honolulu-Tokyo
OST-00-7143
Docket 49925
Docket 49806
May 8, 2000 Reply of Continental Micronesia

Scanned Copy

Certificate of Public Convenience -
Route 171 (Segments 9 and 13) -
Saipan/Guam-Sapporo/Sendai, Japan
and Honolulu-Tokyo
OST-00-7143
Docket 49925
Docket 49806
May 16, 2000 Rebuttal of Commonwealth Ports Authority Certificate of Public Convenience- Route 171 (Segments 9 and 13) - Saipan/Guam-Sapporo/Sendai, Japan and Honolulu-Tokyo
OST-96-1222 May 17, 2000 Motion of Continental Micronesia for Confidential Treatment Form 41, Schedule B-7
OST-00-7143
Docket 49925
Docket 49806
May 25, 2000 Additional Information of Commonwealth Ports Authority Certificate of Public Convenience- Route 171 (Segments 9 and 13)- Saipan/Guam-Sapporo /Sendai, Japan and Honolulu-Tokyo
OST-00-7143
Docket 49925
Docket 49806
June 21, 2000 Statement of Position of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Certificate of Public Convenience- Route 171 (Segments 9 and 13)- Saipan/Guam-Sapporo /Sendai, Japan and Honolulu-Tokyo
OST-96-1222 August 1, 2000
Docketed August 11, 2000
Motion of Continental Airlines for Confidential Treatment Form 41, Schedule B-7
OST-96-1222 November 13, 2000 Motion of Continental Micronesia for Confidential Treatment Form 41, Schedule B-7
OST-95-869 June 8, 2001 Application for Renewal of Exemption Route 171 (Guam- Tokyo)
    Service List  
OST-97-2920 July 11, 2001 Application for Renewal of Exemption Exemption - Guam-Noumea
OST-97-2920 Filed July 11, 2001
Issued August 1, 2001
Notice of Action Taken Guam- Noumea
OST-97-3283 Filed October 11, 2001
Issued November 1, 2001
Notice of Action Taken Guam and Cairns, Australia
Order 01-2-01
OST-95-656
OST-95-766
OST-95-869
OST-96-1371
OST-96-1389
OST-96-1394
OST-96-1423
OST-01-9855
Issued December 14, 2001 
Served February 6, 2002 
Order Issuing Certificates Certificates of Public Convenience: U.S.- Spain; U.S.- Barcelona; Route 171 (Guam- Tokyo); Route 178, Segment 5 (Atlanta- Spain); Segment 6 Route 603 (Washington D.C.- Spain); Route 602 (Dallas Ft/Worth, Miami- Spain); Route 616, Segments 3 and 9: U.S.- Athens, Greece
    Continental Micronesia - Route 171 - OST-95-869 Guam - Toyko, Japan
OST-02-11528 February 7, 2002 Application for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

Word File

U.S.- France
OST-02-11706
OST-02-11614
March 14, 2002 Reply of Continental Micronesia and Motion for Leave to File Waiver of Dormancy Conditions - US-Japan Frequencies / Honolulu-Tokyo
OST-02-11614 Filed February 15, 2002
Issued March 27, 2002
Notice of Action Taken Waiver of the Dormancy Conditions: U.S.- Brazil; U.S.- Ecuador; U.S.- Japan Frequency Allocations
OST-97-2558
OST-02-12295
Docket 50250
May 8, 2002 Application for Renewal

Microsoft Word File

Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity- Route 171 (Segments 3, 4 (for the Philippines), 5 and 6 
Order 02-5-25
OST-95-625
OST-98-3742
OST-98-3758
OST-98-3853
OST-98-4686
OST-99-6246
OST-99-6385
OST-02-11528
OST-02-11601
OST-02-11755
OST-02-11760
OST-02-11765
OST-02-11772
OST-02-11774
Issued March 28, 2002
Served June 3, 2002
 

Order Issuing Certificates

Microsoft Word File

Open Entry Routes; New or Amended U.S.- France Certificates of Public Convenience
OST-02-11614 August 28, 2002 Application for Extension of Dormancy Waiver Waiver of the Dormancy Condition Applicable to Honolulu- Tokyo Frequency Allocation
OST-02-11614 September 9, 2002 Answer of American Airlines Waiver of the Dormancy Condition Applicable to Honolulu-Tokyo Frequency Allocation
OST-02-11614 October 1, 2002 Notice of Action Taken

Word Document

Honolulu-Tokyo Frequency Allocation
OST-96-1201 December 19, 2002 Application for Renewal of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity Guam/Saipan-Okayama, Japan
OST-96-1200 December 19, 2002 Application for Renewal of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity Guam/Saipan-Niigata, Japan
         

OST-97-3283 - Exemption - Guam-Cairns, Australia

August 26, 2003

Application for Renwal of Exemption

Continental Micronesia currently operates three weekly roundtrip flights between Guam and Cairns utilizing B-737-800 aircraft.

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


OST-98-4660 - Guam/Saipan-Naha, Japan

February 4, 2004

Application for Renewal

Applies, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 41102 and Subpart B of the Department's Rules of Practice, to renew its Route 171 Segment 7 authority to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Guam and Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, on the one hand, and Naha, Japan, on the other hand. Continental Micronesia also requests renewal of the right to combine this authority with its authority in other markets to the extent permitted by applicable bilateral agreements and asks that this application be processed by expedited non-oral hearing procedures pursuant to Subpart B of the Department's Rules of Practice.

Although Continental Micronesia is not currently operating Guam/Saipan‑Naha Rights, Continental Micronesia hopes to reinstitute such flights when market conditions improve. Guam‑Naha service has been an important component of Continental Micronesia's overall Asian services in the past, and renewal of Continental Micronesia's authority is consistent with U.S. policy, the applicable bilateral aviation agreement and the public convenience and necessity within the meaning of 49 U.S.C. § 41102.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Bruce Keiner, 202-264-2615


OST-99-5002 - Guam/Saipan-Osaka, Japan

February 4, 2004

Application for Renewal

Applies, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 41102 and Subpart B of the Department's Rules of Practice, to renew its Route 171 Segment 14 authority to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Guam and Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, on the one hand, and Osaka, Japan, on the other hand. Continental Micronesia also requests renewal of the right to combine this authority with its authority in other markets to the extent permitted by applicable bilateral agreements and asks that this application be processed by expedited non-oral hearing procedures pursuant to Subpart B of the Department's Rules of Practice.

Although Continental Micronesia is not currently operating Guam/Saipan‑Osaka flights, Continental Micronesia hopes to reinstitute such flights when market conditions improve. Guam‑Osaka service has been an important component of Continental Micronesia's overall Asian services in the past, and renewal of Continental Micronesia's authority is consistent with U.S. policy, the applicable bilateral aviation agreement and the public convenience and necessity within the meaning of 49 U.S.C. § 41102.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Bruce Keiner, 202-264-2615


OST-96-1960 - Family Assistance Plans

February 1, 2004

Re: Submitted Family Assistance Plan to be Adhered to by Continental Micronesia and Air Micronesia

Continental Airlines, Inc. has submitted the plan that will be adhered to by Continental Micronesia, Inc. and Air Micronesia, Inc.

By: Mark Erwin


OST-97-3283 - Guam and Cairns, Australia

Filed August 26, 2003 | Issued April 14, 2004

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Guam and Cairns, Australia and to integrate this authority with its other exemption and certificate authority.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-04-18856 - Exemption - Honolulu-Nagoya

August 5, 2004

Application for an Exemption

Applies pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 40109 and Rule 302 of the Department's Rules of Practice for an exemption from 49 U.S.C. § 41101 authorizing Continental Micronesia to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail on daily Honolulu - Nagoya B-767 flights beginning December 20, 2004

Continental Micronesia proposes to offer the only U.S.-flag nonstop service between Honolulu and Nagoya, connecting service at Honolulu between Nagoya and Continental’s Houston and New York/Newark hubs and service between Nagoya and points throughout North America, Europe and Latin America served through those Continental hubs. Continental Micronesia's flights will provide intra-gateway competition with foreign carriers offering Honolulu-Nagoya service as well as inter-gateway competition with Honolulu flights offered at other Japanese gateways.

Two other routes awarded pursuant to the 1989 agreement (Honolulu-Fukuoka and Portland‑Nagoya (subsequently moved to Los Angeles‑Nagoya)) are also unused and available to non‑incumbent carriers.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Bruce Keiner, Jr., 202-642-2615


OST-04-18856 - Exemption - Honolulu-Nagoya

August 9, 2004

Re: Polling Letter

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


OST-04-18856 - Honolulu-Nagoya

August 10, 2004

Clarification of Application for US-Japan Frequencies

This is to clarify that Continental Micronesia's August 5, 2004, application for Honolulu-Nagoya exemption authority seeks seven US-Japan frequencies for its new service between Honolulu-Nagoya.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Bruce Keiner, Jr., 202-642-2615


OST-04-18856 - Honolulu-Nagoya

Filed August 5, 2004 | Supplemented August 10, 2004 | Issued August 12, 2004

Notice of Action Taken

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Honolulu, Hawaii, and Nagoya, Japan, and to integrate this authority with its existing certificate and exemption authority to the extent permitted by applicable bilateral air transport agreements.

By: Paul Gretch


Continental Airlines, Inc. / Continental Micronesia, Inc. / Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane-S.p.A. / Alitalia Express S.p.A.

OST-04-19210 - Statement of Authorization - US-Italy Third Country Services

September 24, 2004

Applications for Statements of Authorization

Continental and Alitalia request statements of authorization to implement their proposed codeshare service. Specifically, Continental and Continental Micronesia seek statements of authorization permitting them to display the Alitalia AZ* code in conjunction with foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail on Continental and Continental Micronesia flights between (1) points in the United States, (2) points in the United States and points in Italy (either nonstop or via intermediate points in third countries), (3) points in the United States and points in third countries; and (4) points in Italy and points in third countries.

Alitalia and Alitalia Express seek statements of authorization permitting them to display the Continental CO* code in conjunction with foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail on Alitalia and Alitalia Express flights between (1) points in Italy, (2) points in Italy and points in the United States (either nonstop or via intermediate points in third countries), (3) points in Italy and points in third countries, and (4) points in the United States and points in third countries. Similar blanket codeshare authority has been granted to numerous transatlantic codeshare partnerships involving U.S. and European airlines.

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

Continental and Alitalia Applications:


OST-04-19210 - Statement of Authorization - US-Italy Third Country Services

October 5, 2004

Answer of United Air Lines

United requests either that the Department defer action on the pending Alitalia/Continental application until Italy authorizes United (and other U.S. carriers) to serve Milan's Linate Airport by code sharing on flights operated by partners authorized to serve Linate, or, alternatively, to approve the application subject to a condition precedent that the parties may not implement the proposed code-share services until United (and other U.S. carriers) are permitted to hold out service at Linate on a nondiscriminatory basis. The Italian government's discriminatory policy is a direct, unambiguous, and indefensible violation of the express terms of the U.S.-Italy Open Skies Agreement, and one that affords Alitalia and its partners an unfair and unjustifiable competitive advantage. United's position is straightforward: Until the Italian government honors its obligations under the Open Skies Agreement by allowing United to hold out service at Linate, the Department may authorize, but should not allow Alitalia to implement, its proposed code-share services.

Counsel: Wilmer Cutler, Bruce Rabinovitz, 202-663-6960, bruce.rabinovitz@wilmerhale.com


OST-04-19210 - Statement of Authorization - US-Italy Third Country Services

October 5, 2004

Answer of The City of Houston and The Greater Houston Partnership

Houston has substantial linkages with Italy. According to the Greater Houston Partnership's International Houston: 2003/04 International Business Directory, 397 Houston companies trade goods and services with Italy and 28 Houston companies have subsidiaries in Italy, while eight Italian companies maintain offices in Houston. Examples of the Houston companies that trade with Italy are Andarako Petroleum which has partnered for oil exploration and production projects with Eni S.p.A. of Italy, and BMC Software, which maintains a regional office in Italy.

Counsel: Zuckert Scoutt, Rachel Trinder, 202-298-8660


OST-04-19210 - Statement of Authorization - US-Italy Third Country Services

October 15, 2004

Motion for Leave to File and Response of American Airlines to Alitalia

American has complained and objected repeatedly to the Department, to the Department of State, to the European Commission, and to the Italian Government for Italy's refusal to permit American to codeshare with British Airways between London (Heathrow) and Linate. The U.K. Department of Transport has similarly lodged objections with the Italian Government in this matter on behalf of British Airways.

We also take issue with Alitalia's statement that "most EU carriers and all non‑EU carriers are unable to offer services at Linate, either with their own flights or by codesharing on the flights of others". In fact, European carriers codeshare into Linate with direct connections via their European hubs to their flights to and from the United States.

United is right to oppose the Continental/Alitalia codeshare application until the discriminatory and unfair treatment imposed by the Italian Government on U.S. carrier codeshare services at Linate has been resolved. American hereby joins United in objecting to the Continental/Alitalia request.

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


OST-04-19420 - US-Korea Third Country Codeshare Services

October 18, 2004

Applications of Continental, Continental Micronesia, Korean Air Lines

Continental and Korean request statements of authorization to implement their proposed codeshare service. Specifically, Continental and Continental Micronesia seek statements of authorization permitting them to display the Korean KE* code in conjunction with foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail on Continental and Continental Micronesia flights between (1) points in the United States, (2) points in the United States and points in Korea (either nonstop or via intermediate points in third countries), (3) points in the United States and points in third countries; and (4) points in Korea and points in third countries.  Korean seeks a statement of authorization permitting it to display the Continental CO* code in conjunction with foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail on Korean flights between (1) points in Korea, (2) points in Korea and points in the United States (either nonstop or via intermediate points in third countries), (3) points in Korea and points in third countries, and (4) points in the United States and points in third countries. The Korean KE* code will also be displayed on flights operated by ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. and, potentially, other Continental codeshare partners operating aircraft with fewer than 60 seats.

Counsel: Zuckert Scoutt, William Callaway, Jr., 202-298-8600 for Korean / Crowell Moring, Bruce Keiner, Jr., 202-624-2615 for Continental and Continental Micronesia


OST-04-19471 - Exemption - Guam-Hiroshima

October 21, 2004

Application for an Exemption

Continental Micronesia proposes to begin offering two weekly nonstop B‑737 flights between Guam and Hiroshima in April 2005, increasing to four weekly flights in June 2005, providing the only flights between Guam and Hiroshima and offering convenient connections between Hiroshima and other points served through Continental Micronesia's Guam hub.

Continental Micronesia is the only non‑incumbent U.S. airline serving any of the five points listed in Section I B 7 (a), and the U.S. has selected only two points (Niigata and Okayama) of four available in lieu of second nonincumbent designations on the routes listed in Section I B 7 (a). Thus, two selections remain available, and Continental Micronesia is requesting one of them for Hiroshima. Although JAL offered Guam‑Hiroshima flights on January 1, 1998, it terminated that service far more than six months ago. Frequency allocations are not required for the Guam‑Japan routes.

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


OST-04-19471 - Guam-Hiroshima

Filed October 21, 2004 | Issued December 2, 2004

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Guam and Hiroshima, Japan.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-04-19420 - US-Korea Third Country Codeshare Services

Filed October 18, 2004 | Issued February 11, 2005

Corrected Notice of Action Taken | Word

Corrects Notice of Action Taken January 31, 2005, to reflect that the authority awarded by the statements of authorization was effective January 31, 2005.

By: Paul Gretch


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-1997-3283 - Exemption - Guam-Cairns, Australia

Filed February 9, 2006 | Issued April 21, 2006

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Renewal of Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Guam and Cairns, Australia and to integrate this authority with its other exemption and certificate authority.

In the present application, Continental Micronesia references a pending application for corresponding certificate authority in Dockets OST-1997-2558 and OST-2005-22228.  We will handle the certificate request separately.

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-2004-18856 - Honolulu-Nagoya

June 8, 2006

Application for Renewal

Continental Micronesia applies for renewal of its exemption authority to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Honolulu and Nagoya, Japan. Continental Micronesia asks that its exemption authority be renewed for a period of no less than two years.

Since Continental Micronesia has been awarded a blanket route integration certificate by Order 2006-1-1, it does not require renewal of the route integration authority in this exemption.

Continental Micronesia currently operates daily flights between Honolulu and Nagoya utilizing B-767 aircraft. Continental Micronesia is offering the only U.S.-flag nonstop service between Honolulu and Nagoya, connecting service at Honolulu between Nagoya and Los Angeles and between Nagoya and Continental's Houston and New York/Newark hubs, which offer service between Nagoya and points throughout North America, Europe and Latin America served through those Continental hubs. Continental Micronesia's flights are providing intra-gateway competition with foreign carriers offering Honolulu-Nagoya service as well as inter-gateway competition with Honolulu flights offered at other Japanese gateways. Continental Micronesia's exemption authority for Honolulu-Nagoya service was originally granted by Notice of Action Taken dated August 12, 2004, which also awarded Continental Micronesia seven U.S.-Japan frequencies for an indefinite period. If not renewed, Continental Micronesia's Honolulu-Nagoya exemption authority will expire on August 12, 2006.

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


OST-1995-869 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Route 171 (Guam-Tokyo)

July 27, 2006

Application for Renewal

Continental Micronesia applies, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 41102 and Subpart B of the Department's Rules of Practice, to renew its Segment 10 (Guam-Tokyo) Route 171 certificate authority to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Guam and Tokyo, Japan. Continental Micronesia asks that its Segment 10 (Guam-Tokyo) Route 171 certificate authority be renewed for a period of no less than five years and that this application be processed by expedited non-hearing procedures.

Continental Micronesia is currently utilizing the Route 171 Segment 10 authority for which it seeks renewal to operate three daily Guam-Tokyo flights and an additional flight operated five days per week.

Continental Micronesia's Route 171 Segment 10 authority to operate between Guam and Tokyo was originally transferred to it from Continental by Order 1992-9-29 and made effective-by Order 1992-11-46 in Docket 48238. Segment 10 of Continental Micronesia's Route 171 was first renewed by Order 1996-10-11 and most recently renewed by Order 2002-2-1. Absent renewal, the authority on Route 171 Segment 10 will expire on January 7, 2007.

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


OST-1997-3283 - Exemption - Guam-Cairns, Australia

February 1, 2008

Application for Renewal

Continental Micronesia applies to renew its exemption authority to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Guam and Cairns, Australia. Continental Micronesia asks that its authority be renewed for no less than two years or until Continental Micronesia's application for Guam-Cairns certificate authority in Dockets OST-2005-22228 and OST-1997-2558 is granted, whichever is later.

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



OST-1997-3283 - Exemption - Guam-Cairns, Australia

Filed February 1, 2008 | Issued May 28, 2008

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Guam and Cairns, Australia, and to combine this exemption authority with CMI’s existing certificate and exemption authority consistent with applicable international agreements.

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

By: Paul Gretch



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

March 3, 2009

Application of Continental Micronesia for a Certificate

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

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



OST-2009-0069 - Exemption - Guam/Honolulu-Fiji

March 13, 2009

Application for an Exemption

Continental Micronesia proposes to begin offering two weekly nonstop B-737 flights between Guam and Honolulu via Fiji in summer 2009, providing the only flights between Guam and Fiji and the only US-flag service between Honolulu and Fiji. Continental Micronesia may also serve intermediate points between Guam and Fiji between Honolulu and Fiji.

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



OST-2009-0069 - Exemption - Guam/Honolulu-Fiji

March 16, 2009

Re: Polling Results

Continental Micronesia has polled the carriers on the service list for its March 13, 2009 application for Guam/Honolulu-Fiji exemption authority and has received non-objections from all carriers. Continental Micronesia asks that authority be awarded promptly to facilitate marketing and advance sales of its services between Guam and Honolulu via Fiji in summer 2009.

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



OST-2009-0069 - Exemption - Guam/Honolulu-Fiji

Issued March 13, 2009 | Issued March 17, 2009

Notice of Action Taken

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Guam and Honolulu, on
the one hand, and Fiji, on the other hand. Continental Micronesia states that, beginning in summer 2009, it proposes to begin two non-stop flights per week between Guam and Honolulu via Fiji, using B-737 aircraft. Continental Micronesia further states that it may also serve intermediate points between Guam and Fiji and between Honolulu and Fiji.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2009-0069 - Exemption - Guam/Honolulu-Fiji

March 18, 2009

Re: Letter of A.B. Won Pat International Airport in Support

The Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam hereby submits this letter in full support of Continental Micronesia's request for exemption to operate Guam/Honolulu/Fiji service.

The island of Guam like the rest of the Micronesia region is geographically isolated from many of the major metropolitan communities in the Oceania region. The introduction of twice weekly service to Fiji will greatly enhance Continental's Pacific Hub operations on Guam providing greater connectivity of passengers from Micronesia and the Asia-Pacific region while generating additional passenger activity for GIAA.

By: Carlos Salas



OST-2009-0069 - Exemption - Guam/Honolulu-Fiji

May 8, 2009

Re: Letter to Fiji Embassy

Continental Micronesia thanks you for your letter dated April 24, 2009 regarding Continental Micronesia's application to provide service between the U.S. points of Guam and Honolulu, on the one hand, and Fiji, on the other hand.

Continental Micronesia understands the U.S. Government has provided all the information requested in your Diplomatic Note No. 0183/2009 necessary to authorize Continental Micronesia's proposed operation: by advising that (1) Continental Micronesia has been properly designated to operate scheduled and charter combination and all-cargo service between the United States and Fiji; (2) Guam is a territory of the United States of America; and (3) Continental Micronesia's proposed services are fully consistent with the 1979 United States Fiji Air Transport Agreement, as amended.

Continental Micronesia recently expressed its support for Air Pacific's request to exercise rights granted under the Agreement through its codeshare arrangement with Alaska, and authority for that service was granted expeditiously by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT-OST-2009‑0087). Air Pacific can now exercise those rights as well as the rights it is already exercising to operate its own flights between Fiji and Honolulu and Los Angeles. Similarly, Continental Micronesia awaits an expeditious approval of its proposed service so Continental Micronesia can enjoy rights granted under the U.S.-Fiji Agreement just as Air Pacific does today.

Continental Micronesia would consider engaging in commercial cooperation with Air Pacific only after it has gained operating experience in the U.S.‑Fiji market.

As Continental Micronesia proposes to use the very same bilateral rights that Air Pacific uses to serve the U.S.‑Fiji market, Continental Micronesia urges the Government of the Republic of the Fiji Islands to approve its proposed operation immediately so that Continental Micronesia can begin building the necessary infrastructure at Fiji, can start hiring local employees that will support the airline's operations and so that Continental Micronesia can begin marketing its services between Guam, Honolulu and Fiji which promise to deliver increased trade and tourism to Fiji's economy.

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



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

Issued March 30, 2009 | Served June 2, 2009

Order Issuing Certificate

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

By: Paul Gretch



Served September 30, 2010

Notice of Registration of Trade Name

On September 13, 2010, Continental Micronesia Inc., a US certificated air carrier, requested that the Department register the trade names "Continental" and "United" for use in certain air transportation operations.

Part 215 of the Department's regulations provides that any air 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 name after the air carrier gives notification to similarly named air carriers of the proposed use of the name. In this case. Continental Micronesia states that it has been authorized by Continental and United to register these trade names.

Importantly, we note that Continental Micronesia states that the air carrier will make all required disclosures of the identities of the operating air carriers and trade names in accordance with the provisions of Part 257 of the Department's regulations. In addition. Continental Micronesia states that it will be requesting that the Federal Aviation Administration amend its Operations Specifications to add the additional trade names.

Since Continental Micronesia has complied with the requirements of Part 215, we acknowledge the registration of the trade names "United" and "Continental" for inmiediate use in its operations.

By: Todd Homan



OST-2009-0069 - Exemption - Guam/Honolulu-Fiji

January 14, 2011

Application for Renewal of Exemption

Continental Micronesial applies for renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 authorizing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Guam and Honolulu, on the one hand, and Fiji, on the other hand. Continental Micronesia asks that the authority be renewed for no less than two years.

Continental Micronesia was originally granted exemption authority to engage in air transportation between Guam and Honolulu, on the one hand, and Fiji, on the other hand, by Notice of Action Taken, March 17, 2009. Absent renewal, this authority will expire on March 17, 2011. Continental is operating the flights on all of Continental Micronesia's routes pending the Department's final action on the route transfer application submitted by Continental, Continental Micronesia, Air Micronesia and United in Docket OST-2010-0163. See Notice of Action Taken, dated November 5, 2010 in Docket OST-2010-0266. Granting the route transfer application will allow both Continental and United to operate Honolulu-Fiji-Guam service. In the meantime, Continental will operate all of Continental Micronesia's flights.

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



OST-2009-0069 - Exemption - Guam/Honolulu-Fiji

Filed January 14, 2011 | Issued March 8, 2011

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Guam and Honolulu, on the one hand, and Fiji, on the other hand.

Continental Micronesia notes that Continental Airlines, Inc. is operating the flights on all of Continental Micronesia’s routes pending the Department’s final action on the route transfer application submitted by Continental; Continental Micronesia; Air Micronesia, Inc.; and United Air Lines, Inc. in Docket OST-2010-0163. See Notice of Action Taken dated November 5, 2010 in Docket OST-2010-0266.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2002-12555 - Designation of Agent for Service

January 12, 2012

Designation of Agent

Counsel: Hershel Kamen



Order 2018-9-24
OST-1997-3017 - Songbird Airways - Interstate Air Transportation
OST-1997-3113 - Songbird Airways - Foreign Charter Air Transportation
OST-2006-23694 - Business Jet Services - Interstate Charter Passenger
OST-2006-23695 - Business Jet Services - Foreign Charter Passenger
OST-2008-0066 - Priester Aviation - Interstate Charters
OST-2008-0067 - Priester Aviation - Foreign Charters
OST-2010-0163 - Continental Micronesia and Air Micronesia - International Route Transfers
OST-2013-0032 - Continental Micronesia and Air Micronesia - Reissuance of Certificates and Registration of Trade Name

Issued and Served September 27, 2018

Order Cancelling Certificate Authority

The air carriers identified below were previously found fit and issued effective certificate authority by the Department. According to our records, these air carriers subsequently ceased operations and requested cancellation of their certificate authority. Under these circumstances, we will terminate the air carriers’ authority.

Songbird Airways - By Order 2015-6-5, issued June 5, 2015, we reissued to Songbird Airways, Inc. certificates of public convenience and necessity authorizing the air carrier to engage in interstate and foreign charter air transportation of persons, property, and mail. The air carrier operated under its authority until February 7, 2017, when it ceased all operations. On December 4, 2017, Songbird’s representative informed the Department that the air carrier would not seek to resume operations. Under these circumstances, and in accordance with section 204.7 of our rules, we cancel Songbird’s certificate authority.

Business Jet Services - By Order 2007-10-26, issued October 22, 2007, and Order 2009-3-24, issued March 31, 2009, we reissued to Business Jet Services, Ltd. certificates of public convenience and necessity authorizing the air carrier to engage in interstate and foreign charter air transportation of persons, property, and mail. The air carrier operated under its authority until December 2013, when it ceased its large aircraft operations and registered under 14 CFR Part 298 as an air taxi operator. By letter dated December 18, 2013, BJS’s representative notified the Department that the air carrier no longer intends to conduct operations as a certificated air carrier. To date, we have not received an application from BJS to have its fitness re-determined. Under these circumstances, and in accordance with section 204.7 of our rules, we cancel BJS’s certificate authority.

Priester Aviation - By Order 2009-1-6, issued January 14, 2009, we reissued to Priester Aviation, LLC certificates of public convenience and necessity authorizing the air carrier to engage in interstate and foreign charter air transportation of persons, property, and mail. By letter dated March 29, 2017, Priester’s representative notified the Department that the air carrier no longer intends to conduct operations as a certificated air carrier and surrendered its certificates for cancellation. Under these circumstances, and in accordance with section 204.7 of our rules, we cancel Priester’s certificate authority.

Air Micronesia and Continental Micronesia - Air Micronesia, Inc. and Continental Micronesia, Inc. hold various certificate, exemption, and other authority from the Department. In order to facilitate the merger of Continental Airlines, Inc., United Airlines, Inc., AMI, and CMI, the Department amended the certificate and other economic authorities of AMI and CMI to be jointly held by AMI, CMI, Continental, and United. AMI and CMI have both since ceased operations. On February 5, 2018, AMI’s and CMI’s representative informed the Department that neither company objected to the cancellation of the economic authorities independently held by each of AMI and CMI since the same economic authorities have also been transferred to United. Under these circumstances, and in accordance with section 204.7 of our rules, we cancel the interstate and blanket open skies authorities of AMI and CMI.

By: Joel Szabat

 


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