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OST-96-1960 August 24, 3000 Family Assistance Plan Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996
OST-98-3305 August 29, 2000 Passenger Manifest Information Airline Passenger Manifest Information
  Issued July 27, 2001
Served August 1 ,2001
Notice of Registration of Trade Name Register the Trade Name "American International Airways"
  Served August 1, 2001 Notice of Registration of Trade Name "American International Airways"
    Service List  
OST-02-12525 June 14, 2002 Application for Exemption and Motion for Shortened Answer Period U.S.- Hong Kong Scheduled Cargo Service
    Exhibits 1-3:  Service Proposal  
    Service List  
OST-02-12525 Filed June 14, 2002
Issued June 26, 2002
Notice of Action Taken Exemption - U.S.-Hong Kong Scheduled Cargo Service
OST-02-12525 June 25, 2002
Docketed July 9, 2002
Re:  Polling Letter Exemption for U.S.-Hong Kong Scheduled Cargo Service
OST-02-13756 November 5, 2002 Application for an Exemption US-Seoul, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur Scheduled Cargo Service
    Exhibit  
    Service List  
OST-02-13755 November 5, 2002 Application of Kalitta Air for Frequency Allocation Combination Service Fifth-Freedom Frequencies - US-Hong Kong
    Exhibit  
    Service List  
Order 02-12-11
OST-02-13753

OST-02-13754
OST-02-13755
OST-02-13757

OST-02-13758

OST-02-13761
OST-02-13762

OST-02-13765
OST-02-14049
Issued and Served December 10, 2002 Order Instituting Proceeding US-Hong Kong Fifth-Freedom All-Cargo Frequencies
OST-03-14244 January 10, 2003 Application for an Exemption Exemption - US-UK/Netherlands Scheduled Cargo Service
    Exhibit 1:  Proposed Europe Operating Schedule  
    Service List  
OST-96-1960 January 27, 2003 Re: Family Assistance Plan Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Plan
OST-03-14244 February 12, 2003 Notice of Action Taken New York - East Midlands - Amsterdam - Chicago or New York
OST-02-13756 February 13, 2003 Supplement to Application for an Exemption US - Seoul/Dubai/Kuala Lumpur - Scheduled Cargo Supplement
       

May 1, 2003

OST-03-15093 - Exemption - US-Iraq/Kuwait/Jordan Scheduled All-Cargo

Application for an Exemption

Kalitta Air proposes to add Baghdad, Kuwait City and Amman to certain of its flights from the United States to EMA and AMS. Iraq likely will soon be opened to normal civil aviation traffic after more than a decade of U.N.- and U.S.-imposed sanctions on trade with that country. Kalitta Air anticipates that the demand for scheduled air freight transportation from both North America and Europe, particularly during the initial rebuilding phase of the Iraqi economy, will be significant. A large amount of that freight will likely be moved to Iraq directly through Baghdad International Airport (BGW). However, Kalitta Air believes that substantial shipments will also move through the more modern facilities at Kuwait City and Amman. For that reason Kalitta Air is seeking authority to serve all three points.

Kalitta Air has already begun to carry humanitarian shipments as far as Amsterdam on its scheduled services. Foreign air carriers are positioning themselves to capture - if possible --the lion's share of that traffic and the reconstruction traffic that will follow shortly.

Counsel: Sher & Blackwell, Mark Atwood, 202-463-2513, matwood@sherblackwell.com


Issued and Served June 13, 2003

Order 03-6-20
OST-03-15031 - World Airways - US-Afghanistan/Iraq
OST-03-15135 - Northwest - US-Iraq
OST-03-15093 - Kalitta - US-Iraq/Kuwait/Jordan All-Cargo

Order | Word

We grant the applications of (a) World Airways, Inc. (Docket OST-2003-15031) for scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between the United States (Washington Dulles International Airport) and Baghdad, Iraq, via Geneva, Switzerland: (b) Northwest Airlines, Inc. (Docket OST-2003-15135) to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between any point or points in the United States, via intermediate points, and any point or points in Iraq and beyond; and (c) Kalitta Air. L.L.C. (Docket OST-2003-l5093) to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between a point or points in the United States and a point or points in Iraq;

We grant the application of Northwest Airlines, Inc. (Docket OST-2003-l5135) for authority to integrate its exemption authority here with all of Northwest's existing certificate and exemption authority to the extent consistent with U.S. bilateral agreements and Department of Transportation policy;

We defer action on the application of World Airways, Inc. (Docket OST-2003-15031) to the extent that it seeks exemption authority to serve Kabul, Afghanistan;

By: Michael Reynolds


OST-02-13756 - US-Seoul, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur Scheduled Cargo Service

Filed November 5, 2002 | Issued September 12, 2003

Notice of Action Taken

Scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between points in the United Slates, on the one hand, and Seoul, Korea; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the other hand. Kalitta also requests that the exemption include the right to integrate this authority with all of its other route authority, whether certificate or exemption.

By: Paul Gretch


Order 03-10-13
OST-03-14525 - Transfer of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

Issued August 14, 2003 | Served October 15, 2003

Order Issuing Foreign Certificate | Word

By Order 2003-8-18, issued August 14, 2003, we found that it was in the public interest to transfer the interstate and foreign cargo charter authority held by Reliant Airlines, Inc., to Kalitta Charters II, LLC. By that order, we transferred Reliant's interstate cargo charter certificate to Kalitta Charters II.

By this order, we are transferring the foreign charter air transportation authority held by Reliant Airlines to Kalitta Charters II. Instead of repeating our findings and conclusions in Order 2003-8-18, we incorporate them here by reference.

By: Michael Reynolds


OST-04-16935 - Emergency Exemption - US-Libya Cargo Charters

January 20, 2004

Application for an Emergency Exemption

Hereby requests an exemption from the terms of DOT Order 86-2-23, and such other relief as may be necessary to permit it to operate one round-trip cargo charter flight between the United States and the Libyan Arab Republican January 19-20, 2004 on behalf of the State Department's Bureau of Nonproliferation.

On January 16, 2004, Kalitta Air was contracted, through a broker, Tailwinds International, by the Department of State's Bureau of Nonproliferation (Office of Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund) to operate an urgent cargo charter flight, beginning on January 19, between Washington, D.C. (Dulles International Airport) and Tripoli, Libya, to carry 50,000 pounds of empty containers belonging to the Department of Energy, designed to transport nuclear materials. The shipment is to be accompanied by eight cargo attendants. The return flight to Washington will carry documents and three returning cargo attendants.

The purpose of the flight is to facilitate efforts by the Libyan government to turn over its nuclear weapons materials to the United States.

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


OST-04-16935 - Emergency Exemption - US-Libya Cargo Charters

Filed January 20, 2004 | Issued January 21, 2004

Notice of Action Taken

Emergency exemption from the provisions of Department Order 86‑2‑23, which, pursuant to Executive Order 12543,2 prohibits transactions involving air transportation to and from Libya. Kalitta Air sought this exemption to permit it to operate one round‑trip flight between Washington, D.C., and Tripoli, Libya, during the period January 19‑20, 2004, under a contract with the Department of State.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-02-12525 - Exemption - US-Hong Kong Scheduled All-Cargo Service

June 15, 2004

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

Since its inauguration of service to Hong Kong two years ago, Kalitta has become one of the major cargo carriers at that important gateway. It is currently operating an off-season schedule of five weekly flights, and during peak season operates up to 13 weekly flights at Hong Kong. Using the fifth freedom authority granted last year, Kalitta has strengthened its position in the market by adding service on the Dubai-Hong Kong and Seoul-Hong Kong segments. The carrier expects to continue this service and to expand its presence in the Hong Kong market as opportunities arise.

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


OST-02-12525 - New York/Chicago/Los Angeles-Hong Kong

Filed June 15, 2004 | Issued June 25, 2004

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between New York/Chicago/Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-96-1960 - Family Assistance Plan

March 1, 2004

Re: Revised Family assistance Plan

By: Kalitta Air


OST-03-14244 - Exemption - US-UK/Netherlands Scheduled Cargo Service

December 10, 2004

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

Since obtaining exemption authority two years ago, Kalitta Air has provided scheduled all‑cargo service to East Midlands, United Kingdom and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Operations are conducted with Boeing 747‑200F aircraft currently in the carrier's fleet. The carrier plans to maintain its current service patterns and levels.

Requests that the authority be integrated with its route authority to serve Seoul, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur, granted on September 12, 2003 in Docket OST-2002-13756.

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


OST-03-14244 - US-UK/Netherlands Scheduled Cargo

Filed December 10, 2004 | Issued January 4, 2005

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between a point or points in the United States and a point or points in the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Kalitta requests that this authority be integrated with its existing certificate and exemption authority.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-05-20149 - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - US-Foreign Points Scheduled Cargo Service

January 21, 2005

Application for a Certificate

In its four-year existence, Kalitta Air has grown rapidly to become an important competitive presence in the general freight market. It has instituted and expanded regular scheduled services between Asia and the U.S. gateways of Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, operating up to 12 scheduled eastbound 747F flights per week during the third and fourth quarters of 2004. In addition, Kalitta Air has supplemented its scheduled operations in Asia with a number of charter flights from various points and established a commercial presence in China with a successful series of charter flights between Shanghai and the US.

Kalitta Air is considering expanding its present Asian route network and enhancing service on its existing routes. Kalitta Air is considering implementing westbound service to South Pacific points with the aircraft then routed over the North Pacific on return flights. To this end, Kalitta is seeking certificate authority to serve Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. It also anticipates the need for service to Taiwan.

The carrier also provides scheduled 747F service from the United States (Chicago and New York) to the United Kingdom (through East Midlands), Continental Europe (through Amsterdam), and the Middle East (through Kuwait). In addition, Kalitta Air has operated a large number of flights to the Middle East under contract to the U.S. Postal Service and the Department of Defense. It is considering ways of expanding its Transatlantic service offerings, and to this end requests certificate authority to provide scheduled all‑cargo services to a point or points in Belgium, Italy, Ireland and Germany.

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


OST-2003-15093 - Exemption - US-Iraq/Kuwait/Jordan Scheduled Cargo Service

April 8, 2005

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

Kalitta Air has served Kuwait on a regular basis as part of its U.S.Europe-Middle East-Far East scheduled cargo service. Conditions have not yet permitted it to include Amman, and restrictions still remain in place preventing the carrier from serving points in Iraq. However, Kalitta foresees the need for service at these points in the future, and requests that its exemption authority be preserved to permit a quick start‑up of service when the need arises.

The carrier requests that these two separate grants be consolidated for renewal and that this renewed exemption be effective for a two-year period, or until the Department has acted upon its application for certificate authority for the market in question. That application is currently pending in Docket OST-2005-20149.

Counsel: Sher & Blackwell, Mark Atwood, 202-463-2513, matwood@sherblackwell.com


OST-2005-21721 - Exemption - US-Belgium/Bahrain/UAE/Qatar Scheduled Cargo Service

June 27, 2005

Application for an Exemption

Kalitta now has the opportunity to increase its presence in the Middle East through commencement of scheduled services to Bahrain and Qatar. The proposed flights would operate three times weekly over a New York (JFK) Brussels - Bahrain -Dubai routing. All flights would be with Boeing 747 aircraft now in the Kalitta Air fleet or with such equipment that may be acquired in the future. The carrier may also serve Qatar as an additional or alternative point in the near future, as well as other points besides Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, such as Abu Dhabi or Sharja.

To enable Kalitta to effectuate these plans, it requests the Department to grant it exemption authority, at the earliest possible time, to a point or points in Belgium and Bahrain, and to broaden the exemption authority earlier granted for Dubai to include any point or points in the UAE. Kalitta Air requests that this route authority be integrated with all the carrier's existing certificate and exemption authority.

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


OST-2002-13756 - Exemption - US-Seoul/Dubai/Kuala Lumpur Scheduled Cargo Service

July 11, 2005

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

Hereby requests renewal of its exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. section 41101 and the Department's rules to the extent necessary to permit it to operate scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between a point or points in the United States and the coterminal points Seoul, Republic of Korea; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The carrier requests that this renewed exemption be effective for a twoyear period or until the Department has acted upon its application for certificate authority for the markets in question. That application is currently pending in Docket OST-2005-20149. The carrier notes that, by application dated June 27, 2005 in Docket OST-2005-21721, it requested an exemption to serve all points in the United Arab Emirates. As that request is still pending, the carrier asks that its current Dubai exemption be renewed.

Kalitta Air has operated substantial all‑cargo services through Dubai and Seoul under the exemption authority and intends to continue to do so. It continues to monitor U.S. ‑ Malaysia market demand and is anxious to commence services at Kuala Lumpur as soon as conditions warrant.

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


OST-2005-21721 - US-Belgium/Bahrain/UAE/Qatar Scheduled Cargo Service

Filed June 27, 2005 | Issued July 21, 2005

Notice of Action Taken | Word

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-2005- Statement of Authorization - US-Belgium-Bahrain-UAE All-Cargo Codeshare for DHL International

December 15, 2005

Application for a Statement of Authorization

Kalitta and DHLI have concluded an agreement, effective December 1, 2005, whereby Kalitta's scheduled all-cargo flights to Bahrain, by way of Brussels and Dubai, will carry DHLI's designator code ("ES"). These flights will be operated using Kalitta's Boeing 747-200 freighter aircraft, on a New York (JFK) - Brussels - Bahrain Dubai - Brussels - JFK routing, departing JFK each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

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


OST-2005-23384 - Statement of Authorization - US-Belgium-Bahrain-UAE All-Cargo Codeshare for DHL International

Filed December 15, 2005 | Approved February 17, 2006

Department Action on Application

Application of Kalitta Air, L.L.C. for a Statement of Authorization to engage in all-cargo code-share services with DHL International B.S.C. between the United States and points in Belgium, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates.

Under this authority, DHLI may display its designator code “ES” on flights operated by Kalitta between the United States and points in Belgium, Bahrain, and the UAE. Kalitta states that these flights will be operated on a New York (JFK)-Brussels-Bahrain-Dubai New York (JFK) routing and that the code-sharing services will commence as soon as the required governmental authority is obtained.

The applicant requests a waiver of the 45-day advance filing requirement. We will grant the waiver.

Kalitta holds exemption authority to provide scheduled all-cargo service between the U.S. and BeIgium-Bahrain-UAE (see Notice of Action Taken dated July 21, 2005 in Docket OST-2005-21721). DHLI holds exemption authority to provide scheduled all-cargo service between New York and Bahrain, via Brussels and Dubai (see Notice of Action Taken dated August 2, 2005 in Docket OST-2005-20717).

By: Esta Rosenberg


OST-2002-13756 - US-Seoul, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur Scheduled Cargo Service

Filed July 11, 2005 | Issued February 27, 2006

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between points in the United States, on the one hand, and the coterminal points Seoul, Korea; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the other hand.

The carrier in its current renewal application did not specifically request renewal of its route integration authority. We will sua sponte renew the authority.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-2002-12525 - Exemption - US-Hong Kong Scheduled All-Cargo Service

April 21, 2006

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

Kalitta Air, LLC hereby requests renewal of its exemption authority, granted June 26, 2002, and previously renewed June 25, 2004, authorizing the carrier to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Hong Kong.

The carrier further requests that this exemption be effective for a two-year period, or until the Department has acted upon its application for certificate authority for the market in question. That application was filed January 21, 2005 in docket OST-2005-20149.

Counsel: Sher & Blackwell, Allison Macdonald


OST-2003-14244 - US-UK/Netherlands Scheduled Cargo

November 3, 2006

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

Kalitta Air, L.L.C. hereby requests renewal of its exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. section 41101 and the Department's rules to the extent necessary to permit it to operate scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between a point or points in the united States and a point or points in the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Kalitta Air further requests that this authority be integrated with its existing certificate and exemption authority.

Since obtaining exemption authority three years ago, Kalitta Air has provided scheduled all-cargo service to East Midlands, United Kingdom and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Operations are conducted with Boeing 747-200F aircraft currently in the carrier's fleet. The carrier plans to maintain its current service patterns and levels.

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


OST-2007-27790 - Blanket Open-Skies Certificate Authority

April 13, 2007

Application of Kalitta Air

Kalitta Air hereby applies, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 41102, Subpart B of the Department’s Procedural Regulations, and the Department’s April 3, 2007 notice on Blanket Open-Skies Certificate Authority, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing it to conduct scheduled foreign air transportation of cargo between a point or points in the United States, via intermediate points, to a point or points in U.S. Open-Skies Agreement partner countries, and beyond, for an indefinite period.

Kalitta Air presumes that the Department intends this term to include nations that are signatories to the Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transportation.

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


OST-2005-21721 - Exemption - US-Belgium/Bahrain/UAE/Qatar Scheduled Cargo Service

May 21, 2007

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

By Notice of Action Taken in this docket, dated July 21, 2005, the Department granted an exemption as described above. Kalitta Air requests that this authority be renewed for an additional two-year period. It also requests that the authority be integrated with all of its currently existing route authority, as provided for in Kalitta Air's Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for scheduled interstate cargo air transportation, issued by final Order 2000-11-27, on November 29, 2000.

Since obtaining exemption authority two years ago, Kalitta Air has provided scheduled all-cargo service to Belgium, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. Operations are conducted with Boeing 747-200F aircraft currently in the carrier's fleet. The carrier plans to maintain its current service patterns and levels.

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


OST-2002-12525 - Exemption - US-Hong Kong Scheduled All-Cargo Service

Filed April 21, 2006 | Issued September 5, 2007

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Hong Kong.

We note that in its pending corresponding certificate application in Docket OST-2005-20149, Kalitta expressly requested authority between “a point or points in the United States” and Hong Kong.  That certificate request was unopposed.  We view the present exemption request, which is also unopposed, as seeking the same broad grant of U.S.-Hong Kong authority, rather than the city specific exemption authority (“between New York/Chicago/Los Angeles and Hong Kong”) granted in the present docket in 2002 and renewed in 2004.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-2008-0010 - Frequencies and Designation - US-Hong Kong

January 8, 2008

Application for Allocation of Two All-Cargo Frequencies and Designation

Kalitta Air L.L.C. submits this application under 14 C.F.R. Part 302, subpart C and the October 19, 2002 Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Hong Kong, requesting two weekly, Hong Kong-Madras, India frequencies, with full traffic rights. These flights will constitute part of a service by Kalitta operating twice weekly on a Los Angeles-Honolulu-Hong Kong-Madras-Anchorage-Los Angeles routing. This new service will not involve additional flights by Kalitta between the U.S. and Hong Kong; rather, the Madras leg will be added to two of Kalitta's existing U.S.-Hong Kong flights. Kalitta also requests, to the extent necessary, a designation to serve India.

Kalitta will use Boeing 747 aircraft from its existing fleet, and/or B747-400F aircraft that the carrier recently announced purchasing, on this year-round service.

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


OST-2008-0010 - Frequencies and Designation - US-Hong Kong


January 15, 2008

Re: Polling Results

The commercial parties served with Kalitta Air's Application for two U.S.-Hong Kong Fifth Freedom Frequencies (Hong Kong-Madras) have been polled and have advised counsel for Kalitta that they have no objections to the grant of this Application.

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


Filed January 8, 2008 | Issued January 16, 2008

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Allocation of two U.S.-Hong Kong fifth-freedom all-cargo frequencies for services between Hong Kong and Madras, India.

Kalitta states that these flights will constitute part of a service by Kalitta operating twice weekly on a Los Angeles-Honolulu-Hong Kong-Madras-Anchorage-Los Angeles routing.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2009-0100 - Exemption - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo

April 27, 2009

Application for an Exemption

Kalitta now seeks exemption authority to provide scheduled all-cargo service to Afghanistan. The carrier is already operating a very high level of charter service, both for the military (including military mail) and for commercial companies doing business in that country. Katitta has in the past two months alone operated 68 flights into Kabul, Bagram AFB and Kandahar, Afghanistan an average of more than seven flights per week. The carrier is seeing increasing demand for both its military and commercial services, and expects its frequencies to increase for the foreseeable future.

Kalitta Air proposes to operate twice-weekly scheduled service into Kabul on a Newark-Bahrain-Kabul and v v. routing using 747-200 equipment.

This service will supplement, but not replace, the charter service it is already operating. It will be particularly beneficial for the increasing number of private companies operating in Afghanistan, primarily under government contracts. The increased certainty bestowed by scheduled authority will help to ensure the continuation and availability of Kalitta's service. Although the routing initially contemplated is as described above, the carrier requests that its exemption authority provide sufficient flexibility that it may operate to other or different intermediate points and add points beyond Afghanistan, should the need arise.

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


OST-2009-0099 - Southern Air - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0090 - Evergreen - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0077 - Atlas Air - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0100 - Kalitta Air - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo

Motion of Kalitta Air to Consolidate

As each of the previous applicants have noted, no bilateral air transport services agreement exists between the United States and Afghanistan. Thus, whether the government of Afghanistan permits all four U.S. carriers to serve the country remains a matter of comity and reciprocity, effectively leaving it up to that government's discretion. We presume that the Department has already initiated the process of determining Afghanistan's position on this question. It is Kalitta Air's position, as stated in its application, that since there is no mutually agreed limitation on service, the Department should proceed to grant the applications before it as a matter of course.

However, in the event that the Afghan government adopts a restrictive policy on entry by U.S. cargo air carriers, and the Department accordingly determines not to grant multiple authority to Afghanistan, the applications will be mutually exclusive, and therefore subject to the Ashbacker Radio doctrine. In such case, Kalitta Air requests that its application be consolidated with all competing applications and considered contemporaneously in a carrier selection proceeding.

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



OST-2009-0099 - Southern Air - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0090 - Evergreen - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0100 - Kalitta - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo


May 11, 2009

Motion of Evergreen to Consolidate

On April 14, 2009, Evergreen tiled its application for authority to offer scheduled all-cargo service between the United States and Afghanistan (Docket OST-2009-0090).

On April 24, 2009, Southern submitted its application in Docket OST-2009-0099 also seeking an exemption authorizing scheduled all-cargo service between the United States and Afghanistan.

On April 27, 2009, Kalitta submitted its application in Docket OST-2009-0100 seeking an exemption authorizing this same service.

Evergreen respectfully moves the Department to consolidate its application filed in Docket OST-2009-0090 for an exemption authorizing scheduled all-cargo service to Afghanistan with the exemption applications filed by Southern and Kalitta as described above in the event that any of these applications are determined to be mutually exclusive with Evergreen's.

Counsel: Squire Sanders, Edward Sauer, 202-626-6641


May 11, 2009

Consolidated Answer of Evergreen

Evergreen International Airlines, Inc. submits this Answer in response to the applications of Southern Air, Inc. and Kalitta Air, LLC for exemptions authorizing scheduled all-cargo service to Afghanistan. Southern and Kalitta's filings bring the number of pending requests for U.S.-Afghanistan scheduled authority to four. Evergreen has ho objection to the approval of either or both of the two latest applications if it is clear that Evergreen will be also able to provide scheduled service. Since there is no applicable bilateral agreement, that ability will depend on whether the Government of Afghanistan is prepared to consider as many as four additional U.S. all-cargo carriers. The record is completely silent on this critical point. Now that the number of applicants has doubled, the reasons for consultations with the Government of Afghanistan, as previously proposed by Evergreen, are more compelling than ever. Otherwise, acting on any of the pending applications could represent a de facto denial of one or more of the remaining ones. It is precisely this type of unfair result that the Supreme Court decision in Ashbacker Radio Corp v. FCC, 326 US 327 (1945) was intended to prevent.

In these circumstances, Evergreen respectfully submits that the Department should verify that Afghanistan is prepared to accept as many as four U.S. scheduled carriers. If so, Evergreen submits that its application and the competing applications should be promptly approved. If Afghanistan is not prepared to accept service by all carriers that are requesting authority, the Department should institute a comparative proceeding to select the best carrier to provide the service that is available.

Counsel: Squire Sanders, Edward Sauer, 202-626-6641



OST-2009-0099 - Southern Air - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0090 - Evergreen - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0100 - Kalitta - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo

May 12, 2009

Answer of Southern Air and Motion to Consolidate

On April 24, 2009, Southern filed its application for exemption authority to provide scheduled all·cargo service between the United States and Afghanistan. With the addition of Kalitta's application, there are now four pending requests for U.S.-Afghanistan scheduled authority. While at present Southern expresses no opinion on the merits of Kalitta's application, should the Department determine that the state of bilateral aviation relations between the U.S. and Afghanistan restricts market entry to fewer than four U.S. scheduled all-cargo carriers, Southern would oppose Kalitta's request and would urge the Department to initiate a comparative proceeding to evaluate the four applications.

Southern moves to consolidate the application of Kalitta in Docket OST-2009-0100 with the application filed by Southern seeking identical authority in Docket OST-2009-0099.

Southern filed a similar motion on April 24, 2009, in Dockets OST-2009-0077, OST-2009-0090, and OST-2009-0099 requesting consolidation of the applications filed by Evergreen International Airlines, Inc. and Atlas Air, Inc. for U.S.·Afghanistan scheduled authority with the application filed by Southern for identical authority. Southern incorporates herein by reference the reasoning set forth in its motion of April 24, 2009, as equally applicable to Kalitta's application.

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



OST-2009-0099 - Southern Air - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0090 - Evergreen - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0100 - Kalitta - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo

May 13, 2009

Answer of Kalitta Air to Motions to Consolidate of Evergreen and Southern Air

In answer to each of these motions, Kalitta wishes to emphasize and clarify its position, as initially expressed in its motion to consolidate, filed April 27, 2009. The Evergreen motion requests consolidation into a single comparative proceeding "if the Department determines that entry into the U.S.-Afghanistan markets is limited in such a way that [the four applications] become mutually exclusive...." The Southern motion states it slightly differently: "should the Department determine that the state of bilateral aviation relations between the U.S. and Afghanistan restricts market entry to fewer than four U.S. scheduled all-cargo carriers ... ," the applications should be consolidated.

Kalitta's position is that since there is no bilaterally agreed limitation on U.S. carrier entry into Afghanistan, and none of the applicants have made any showing that Afghanistan would not, in fact, permit multiple entry, the Department should grant all four pending applications, and leave it to the carriers to prosecute' their applications before the Afghanistan authorities. Should the Department decide, however, not to grant all such applications, at that point the applications should be consolidated into a comparative selection proceeding.

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



OST-2009-0077 - Atlas Air - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0090 - Evergreen - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0099 - Southern Air - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0100 - Kalitta Air - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo

Issued May 21, 2009

Notice of Action Taken

Atlas - Scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Afghanistan, including authority to operate via intermediate points to Afghanistan and beyond.

Evergreen - Scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Afghanistan, including authority to operate via intermediate points to Afghanistan and beyond.

Southern - Scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between a point or points in the United States, via intermediate points, and a point or points in Afghanistan, and beyond.

Kalitta Air - Scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between a point or points in the United States, via intermediate points, and a point or points in Afghanistan, and beyond.

We have determined that we are able to grant, without further proceedings, each of the above-referenced applications for exemption authority. Accordingly, we dismiss, as moot, the motions to consolidate.

Southern requests that the Department incorporate this additional authority in the consolidated certificate request submitted by Southern on February 24, 2009, in response to the Department’s February 13, 2009 Notice. The February 19 Notice and Southern’s consolidated certificate request are posted in the Department’s aviation licensing streamlining docket, Docket DOT-OST-2005-22228. We will address Southern’s present and pending requests in a separate action.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2009-0142 - Allocation of One Fifth Freedom All-Cargo Frequency - Hong Kong-Seoul

June 11, 2009

Application for Allocation of a Frequency and Motion to Consolidate

Kalitta Air, L.L.C. hereby requests an allocatioh of one Hong Kong-Seoul, Korea all-cargo frequency, with full traffic rights,in exchange for one Hong Kong-Madras, India; all-cargo frequency. The Hong Kong-Seoul frequency will be used once weekly on a HKG-ICN-ANC*-ORD-JFK routing, with 240,000 pound capacity Boeing 747-400 aircraft.

On June 1, Polar Air Cargo Worldwide requested allocation of one Hong Kong-Bahrain frequency, in exchange for which it would surrender one Hong Kong-Incheon frequency. The following day, FedEx Express requested (Docket OST-2009-0137) the surrendered HKG-ICN frequency, contingent on the Department's grant of Polar's request for Bahrain. FedEx Express proposed to operate MEM-ANC-ICN-HKG service on Friday/Saturday using 196,000 pound MD-11 aircraft. In exchange for the Incheon frequency, the carrier offered to surrender one Hong Kong-Subic Bay frequency.

By this application, Kalitta Air requests the same HKG-ICN frequency sought by FedEx, in exchange for which it would surrender one Hong Kong-Madras allocation, contingent, of course, on the Department's grant of Polar's request. Since the 64-flight overall Hong Kong fifth freedom quota under the MOU has been fully subscribed, and the 12-flight Hong Kong-Korea quota has been allocated, but for the one frequency now in issue, the applications of Kalitta and FedEx are competing and mutually exclusive. Accordingly, under the Ashbacker doctrine, the Department must accord them contemporaneous consideration, and to that end, Kalitta hereby moves that the instant application be consolidated with FedEx's application in Docket OST-2009-0137.

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



OST-2009-0142 - Kalitta - Allocation of One Fifth Freedom All-Cargo Frequency - Hong Kong-Seoul
OST-2009-0143 - UPS - Allocation of One Hong Kong-Seoul Fifth-Freedom All-Cargo Frequency

June 22, 2009

Answer of Federal Express to Application and Motion of Kalitta Air and Application of UPS

FedEx Express has long sought Hong Kong-Seoul frequencies in order to develop a six day per week express service pattern in the Hong Kong-Seoul market. As FedEx Express has established in numerous proceedings before the Department, a six frequency pattern allows FedEx Express to offer the shipping public the best possible express service in a given market. Moreover, by integrating its Hong Kong-Seoul service into its global network, FedEx Express is able to efficiently and effectively maximize the benefit to the shipping public of valuable, limited resources such as the frequency at issue, offering both express and general freight services to its customers.

Rather than further fragmenting the limited tranche of twelve available Hong Kong-Seoul frequencies by awarding one frequency to Kalitta or an additional frequency to UPS for a total tranche of two, FedEx Express encourages the Department to maximize the benefit of this limited resource by giving FedEx Express the ability to implement a five day per week service in the Hong Kong-Seoul market, putting FedEx Express one step closer and just one frequency away from establishing the ideal six day per week express service pattern.

Counsel: Federal Express, G. Bailey Leopard, 901-434-6664

OST-2009-0137 - Federal Express - Hong Kong-Seoul Fifth-Freedom Frequency



OST-2009-0142 - Allocation of One Fifth Freedom All-Cargo Frequency - Hong Kong-Seoul

June 26, 2009

Answer of United Parcel Service to Application of Kalitta Air

UPS hereby answers the Application of Kalitta Air, L.L.C. for Allocation of a Frequency and Motion to Consolidate. UPS opposes Kalitta's Application and has filed its own Application for this frequency (See Application of United Parcel Service Co. for an Allocation of One Hong Kong-Seoul Fifth-Freedom Frequency, OST-2009-0143). UPS supports Kalitta's Motion to Consolidate and urges the DOT to consolidate all three mutually exclusive applications for the Hong Kong-Korea fifth-freedom frequency into one docket.

The DOT should not allocate the only available Hong Kong-Korea fifth-freedom frequency to Kalitta. instead, the DOT should allocate the available Hong Kong-Seoul frequency to UPS to allow UPS to expand the services that it offers to both express and general freight shippers and further increase competition in the Hong Kong-Korea fifth-freedom market. With its diversity of shipping options, worldwide customer base and ability to compete with both U.S. and foreign air carriers, an award of the frequency to UPS would maximize the use of these valuable fifth-freedom rights.

Counsel: Kelley Drye, David Vaughan, 202-342-8462



OST-2009-0142 - Allocation of One Fifth Freedom All-Cargo Frequency - Hong Kong-Seoul

July 8, 2009

Reply of Kalitta Air to Answer of United Parcel Service

UPS holds 19 Hong Kong fifth freedom frequencies - including one to Korea -- and holds as well one of the few limited entry U.S. all-cargo designations to China (with open fifth-freedom rights). Kalitta Air is the only nonintegrated U.S. air carrier that provides regularly scheduled freighter service between Hong Kong and the United States, and it has done so very successfully without interruption for a number of years under varying market conditions. In contrast to UPS, Kalitta Air holds only four Hong Kong fifth-freedom frequencies, and was denied a U.S. all-cargo designation to China when that route was awarded to another carrier on the basis of service commitments that Kalitta Air believes are not being honored. Kalitta Air's sole access to China remains over Hong Kong. Thus, in terms of whether an award to Kalitta Air or UPS (or for that matter FedEx, which holds 20 frequencies) is most likely to enhance competition, Kalitta Air believes the facts speak for themselves.

As for Kalitta's earlier decision to surrender its two Hong Kong-Korea fifth freedom frequencies, much has changed in the intervening years. Apart from sharply differing market and competitive conditions between Hong Kong and Korea, Kalitta Air's operating capabilities are also quite improved. Because the carrier made a substantial investment in modernizing its fleet, Kalitta Air's scheduled services from Hong Kong are now operated with its fuel efficient B747-400 freighter aircraft. These -400's are better suited in terms of range and capacity to the transpacific route in general and a Korea' intermediate stop in particular than were the -200 series freighters that Kalitta Air used when it initially operated over the Hong Kong-Korea sector, and are far more competitive with the equipment operated by the foreign carriers in the market.

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



Order 2009-7-21
OST-2009-0168
OST-2009-0137 - FedEx - Allocation of One Hong Kong-Seoul Fifth-Freedom All-Cargo Frequency
OST-2009-0142 - Kalitta - Allocation of One Hong Kong-Seoul All-Cargo Frequency
OST-2009-0143 - UPS - Allocation of One Hong Kong-Seoul Frequency

Issued and Served July 28, 2009

Order Instituting Proceeding

We have decided to institute the 2009 US-Hong Kong Fifth-Freedom All-Cargo Frequency Exchange Proceeding to award a carrier the available Hong Kong-Seoul frequency in exchange for one of the selected carrier’s weekly all-cargo fifth-freedom frequencies from another Hong Kong-fifth-freedom market, using expedited procedures.

As the applications filed are already ripe and all interested parties have had an opportunity to file competing requests, we will not provide for additional applications here. Accordingly, we will (1) consolidate the captioned applications into the proceeding we are instituting here in a newly established docket for this proceeding; (2) invite the captioned carriers in this proceeding to supplement and/or amend the already-filed applications; and (3) establish the procedural schedule for deciding the case.

Procedural Timetable:

Petitions for Reconsideration August 3, 2009
Answers to Petitions August 6, 2009
Amendments and/or supplements to already-filed applications August 12, 2009
Answers August 19, 2009
Replies August 24, 2009

By: Christa Fornarotto



OST-2009-0168
OST-2009-0142 - Kalitta - Allocation of One Hong Kong-Seoul All-Cargo Frequency

August 11, 2009

Motion of Kalitta Air for Withdrawal of Application

Hereby moves to withdraw its application filed June 11, 2009 in the above-referenced docket for allocation of one Hong Kong-Seoul fifth-freedom all-cargo frequency. During the intervening two months, the dynamics of the cargo market at Hong Kong have changed significantly, such that KaliUa is now running eight weekly flights from that point at full capacity. Given those circumstances, the carrier believes that to divert capacity to the Korea-U.S. market would not be a wise use of its resources, and would not benefit its loyal and long-standing customers in the Hong Kong market.

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



OST-2002-12525 - Exemption - US-Hong Kong Scheduled All-Cargo

August 12, 2009

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

Kalitta Air, LLC hereby requests renewal of its exemption authority, most recently renewed September 5, 2007, authorizing the carrier to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Hong Kong.

On June 26, 2002, by Notice of Action Taken, the Department initially granted Kalitta authority to provide scheduled cargo service between New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, on the one hand, and Hong Kong on the other hand. Since its inauguration of service to Hong Kong in 2002, Kalitta has become one of the major cargo carriers at that important gateway. It is currently operating eight weekly flights using Boeing 747 aircraft.

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



OST-2002-12525 - Exemption - US-Hong Kong Scheduled All-Cargo Service

Filed August 12, 2009 | Issued August 31, 2009

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Hong Kong.

Kalitta’s renewal application was not timely filed under the terms of 14 CFR 377.10(c) and the carrier requested a waiver. In the circumstances presented, including the absence of opposition to Kalitta’s application, we will grant the carrier a waiver of the advance filing requirement.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2009-0307 - Southern Air - US-China All-Cargo
OST-2009-0329 - Kalitta Air - US-China All-Cargo


December 9, 2009

Application of Kalitta Air for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, an Exemption, Allocation of Frequencies and Designation and Motion to Consolidate

Kalitta proposes two separate and complimentary routings that will ensure market coverage of two of the most important freight origin points in the PRC (excluding HKG) and three of the most important freight origin points in the United States. These routes are as follows:

  1. Shanghai-Anchorage-Chicago-New York-Anchorage-Shanghai, three round-trips per week, beginning April 1, 2010, using 747-400 aircraft from the carrier's fleet.
  2. Guangzhou-Khabarovsk (fuel)-Anchorage-Los Angeles-Anchorage-Guangzhou, three round-trips per week, beginning April 1, 2010, using 747-400 and -200 aircraft from the carrier's fleet.

The carrier has a large and experienced scheduled sales and customer support staff in Hong Kong, and its proposed new service has received the enthusiastic backing of major shippers in the China-United States airfreight market - the same companies that backed its bid for the 2009 designation, Kalitta's decision to file this application was in response to continuing requests from these shippers, who expressed dissatisfaction with the existing US-flag freighter service out of mainland China, and urged Kalitta to seek the designation.

Kalitta moves that this application be considered contemporaneously with the exemption application filed November 18, 2009 in Docket OST-2009-0307 by Southern Air, Inc. That application requests the same designation and frequencies sought by Kalitta in the instant application, and thus the two applications are mutually exclusive. Under the Ashbacker doctrine and well-established Department precedent, the Department must consider the two applications together in a competitive proceeding.

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


December 9, 2009

Answer of Kalitta Air to the Application of Southern Air and Motion to Late-File

Kalitta moves that its late-filed answer be admitted. When the Southern application was first filed three weeks ago, Kalitta promptly consulted with its Chinese customers, who are among the main shippers out of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Due to the press of business in that market, which is experiencing a great resurgence in activity, the shippers have only now advised Kalitta of the degree to which they require and will utilize the carrier's service out of Mainland China. Expressing considerable dissatisfaction with the existing US flag all cargo service by non-integrators, they urged Kalitta to file for the routes as quickly as possible. Kalitta has now done so. It has also requested contemporaneous consideration of its application with Southern's application. Kalitta submits that consideration of its views on this matter and a consideration of the relative merits of the two applicants and their proposals will best serve the public interest.

Southern states that it intends to operate its planned China-US flights with the two Boeing 777F aircraft it has scheduled for delivery in 2010. However, Southern has also recently announced that it has reached an agreement with Thai Airways International under which Thai Airways has agreed to take all of the space on these same two aircraft for its own operations between Thailand and Europe. The announced arrangement with Thai and Southern's proposed scheduled service between Shanghai (PVG) and the United States appear to be mutually exclusive. It may be, however, that Southern seeks the PVG-US designation so that it can use those rights to accommodate Thai's service over that routing. If so, that is not the purpose for which the United States secured these scheduled all-cargo rights.

Kalitta believes that it is in a much better position to mount scheduled service from Shanghai, given the depth of its experience in providing scheduled freighter service in the Chinese market, the breadth of its customer base and support in that market, the demonstrated scope of its existing scheduled all-cargo service which stretches from Hong Kong to the United States and beyond to Europe and the Middle East, and the availability of aircraft that, unlike Southern's, are not contractually committed to another foreign air carrier. Kalitta submits that it would be in the public interest to consider it, together with Southern, for the next US carrier designation in the increasingly important China cargo market.

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



Order 2010-2-6
OST-2010-0017
OST-2009-0307 - Southern Air - US-China All-Cargo
OST-2009-0329 - Kalitta Air - US-China All-Cargo

Issued and Served February 4, 2010

Order Instituting Proceeding

We have carefully considered the arguments raised by Southern and Kalitta. Although we recognize that Kalitta’s competing application was not timely filed, we do not believe, in the circumstances presented, that the six-day delay in filing by Kalitta warrants depriving the Department of an opportunity to determine which of the two proposals presented would better serve the interests of the shipping public and would better maximize use of our rights under the US-PRC aviation agreement. Nor are we persuaded that Southern has suffered prejudice of a type or degree that would outweigh the benefits to the public of the Department’s engaging in such a comparative selection. Therefore, we have determined that the public interest would best be served by considering Kalitta’s application along with Southern’s and by instituting a carrier selection proceeding for that purpose.

As the applications filed are already ripe and all interested parties have had an opportunity to file competing requests, we will not provide for additional applications here. Accordingly, we will (1) consolidate the captioned applications into the proceeding we are instituting here in a newly established docket for this proceeding; (2) invite the captioned carriers in this proceeding to supplement and/or amend the already-filed applications; and (3) establish the procedural schedule for deciding the case. All documents hereafter should be filed in the newly assigned docket for this proceeding. We will award the US-China route authority at issue in the form of exemption authority and a temporary, experimental certificate of public convenience and necessity.

We are establishing the following procedural schedule for submissions:

Petitions for Reconsideration February 10, 2010
Answers to Petition February 12, 2010
Amendments and/or Supplements February 22, 2010
Answers March 3, 2010
Replies March 10, 2010

By: Susan Kurland



OST-2002-14049 - 2002/2003 Hong Kong Fifth-Freedom All-Cargo Frequencies

Filed May 26, 2010 | Issued May 28, 2010

Notice of Action Taken

Allocation of two weekly Hong Kong-Manama, Bahrain all-cargo frequencies, with full fifth freedom traffic rights, in exchange for two Hong Kong-Dubai, UAE, all-cargo frequencies.

Kalitta states that beginning June 2, 2010, these frequencies will be used to provide Bahrain-Hong Kong all-cargo service using Boeing 747-400 aircraft.

Kalitta states that it would return two of its weekly Hong Kong-Dubai frequencies issued by Order 2003-9-9 in exchange for two Hong Kong-Manama, Bahrain frequencies.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2005-22228

September 8, 2010

Request of Kalitta Air for Renewal of Blanket Route Integration

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

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



OST-2002-14049 - 2002/2003 Hong Kong Fifth-Freedom All-Cargo Frequencies

Filed September 28, 2010 | Issued September 30, 2010

Notice of Action Taken

Allocation of three weekly Hong Kong-Manama, Bahrain frequencies and one weekly Hong Kong-Delhi, India frequency with full fifth-freedom traffic rights. Kalitta states that it intends to commence operations on October 11, 2010.

Under the Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, US all-cargo carriers are limited to a total of 64 weekly fifth-freedom frequencies. With our action here, six frequencies remain available for allocation. We note that the request to serve Manama and Delhi with full traffic rights is available under the Hong Kong-Manama and Hong Kong-Delhi point caps. With our action here, there are no remaining frequencies available under the Hong Kong-Manama point cap and five frequencies available under the Hong Kong-Delhi point cap.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2011-0035 - Allocation of One Weekly Hong Kong-Sharjah All-Cargo


February 22, 2011

Application for Allocation of One All-Cargo Frequency and Designation

Kalitta Air LLC submits this application under 14 CFR Part 302, subpart C and the October 19, 2002 Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Hong Kong requesting one weekly Hong Kong-Sharjah, UAE frequency, with full traffic rights. This flight will constitute an additional service provided by Kalitta at Hong Kong, and will operate on a Hong Kong - Sharjah - Leipzig - New York (JFK) routing. Kalitta also requests, to the extent necessary, a designation to serve the United Arab Emirates.

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


Filed February 22, 2011 | Issued March 1, 2011

Notice of Action Taken

Allocation of one weekly Hong Kong-Sharjah, UAE all-cargo frequency, with full fifth freedom traffic rights.

Kalitta states that beginning immediately, this frequency will be used to operate on a Hong Kong-Sharjah-Leipzig-New York (JFK) routing.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2009-0100 - Exemption - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo

March 25, 2011

Application for Renewal of an Exemption

By Notice of Action taken in this docket dated May 21, 2009, the Department granted Kalitta Air exemption authority to provide foreign scheduled air transportation of property and mail to a point or points in Afghanistan, effective through May 21, 2011.

Kalitta Air now seeks renewal of its exemption authority to provide scheduled all-cargo service to Afghanistan. Over the past two years under its exemption, Kalitta Air has operated a very high level of charter service, both for the military (including military mail) and for commercial companies doing business in Afghanistan. Kalitta has operated frequent flights into Kabul, Bagram AFB and Kandahar, Afghanistan. The carrier has consistently experienced substantial demand for its services and expects that demand to continue for some time.

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



OST-2011-0084 - US-Brazil All-Cargo

April 21, 2011

Application for an Exemption, Designation and Frequency Allocation

Kalitta requests:

  1. That it be allocated four weekly US-Brazil all-cargo scheduled frequencies effective October 1, 2011;
  2. That it be allocated three additional weekly all-cargo scheduled frequencies effective October 1, 2012;
  3. That it be granted exemption authority to operate those scheduled all-cargo frequencies as proposed; and
  4. That it be designated for the requested service pursuant to the MOC.

Kalitta proposes to operate over a Miami-Manaus-Sao Paulo-Santiago, Chile-Miami (Kalitta already holds certificate authority to serve Chile under its blanket open-skies authority. See Order 2007-7-4) routing, four days per week with service commencing on October 1, 2011 and increasing that service level to seven days per week effective October 1, 2012. Service will be maintained at these levels year-round.

Kalitta will operate the service with 747-400F aircraft. Those aircraft are now in Kalitta's fleet and available for use for the operations described herein.

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

Notice Inviting Applications - April 6, 2011

OST-2011-0083 - Amerijet's Application (All-Cargo)
OST-2011-0085 - Delta's Application (Detroit-Sao Paulo; Atlanta-Manaus)
OST-2011-0086 - American's Application (Miami-Brasilia/Belo Horizonte; Miami-Manaus)



OST-2009-0099 - Southern Air - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0090 - Evergreen - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0077 - Atlas Air - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0100 - Kalitta Air - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo

Filed March 10 / March 18 / February 17 / March 25, 2011 | Issued May 4, 2011

Notice of Action Taken

Atlas Air - Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Afghanistan, including authority to operate via intermediate points to Afghanistan and beyond.

Evergreen Int'l - Renweal of scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Afghanistan, including authority to operate via intermediate points to Afghanistan and beyond.

Southern Air - Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Afghanistan, including authority to operate via intermediate points to Afghanistan and beyond.

Kalitta Air - Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Afghanistan, including authority to operate via intermediate points to Afghanistan and beyond.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2011-0099 - Allocation of Five US-Hong Kong Fifth-Freedom All-Cargo Frequencies

May 18, 2011

Application for Allocation of Frequencies

Kalitta Air LLC submits this application requesting five weekly Hong Kong-New Delhi, India frequencies, with full traffic rights. These flights will constitute part of a service by Kalitta operating five times weekly (Monday-Thursday and Saturday) on a Hong Kong-New Delhi-Leipzig-Newark routing. The service will be operated using Boeing 747-400 BCF aircraft currently in the carrier's fleet.

Kalitta seeks the frequency allocations for an indefinite period, consistent with the Department practice, and will accept the Department's standard conditions and dormancy requirement. Kalitta currently has one Hong Kong-New Delhi frequency allocation; however, its customers need more frequent cargo uplift in this market beginning in the Fall. Kalitta therefore intends to begin using the requested frequencies starting October 1. However, it is necessary for the carrier to receive allocation of these frequencies as soon as possible so that it can obtain the necessary authorization and slots from the Hong Kong authorities, and file its Winter 2011 schedules by the required deadline.

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



OST-2011-0099 - Allocation of Five US-Hong Kong Fifth-Freedom All-Cargo Frequencies

Filed May 18, 2011 | Issued June 17, 2011

Notice of Action Taken

Allocation of five weekly Hong Kong-New Delhi, India all-cargo frequencies, with full fifth freedom traffic rights.

Kalitta states that beginning October 1, 2011, it will use these frequencies to operate Hong Kong-New Delhi-Leipzig-Newark service.

Under the Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, US all-cargo carriers are limited to a total of 64 weekly fifth-freedom frequencies. With our action here, 12 frequencies remain available for allocation; however, there are no remaining frequencies available under the Hong Kong-New Delhi point cap of seven frequencies.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2011-0083 - Amerijet Int'l - US-Brazil All-Cargo
OST-2011-0084 - Kalitta Air - US-Brazil All-Cargo

June 22, 2011

Notice Inviting Applications

Fourteen frequencies are currently available for allocation to US carriers, for immediate use, to provide scheduled all-cargo services to any point or points in Brazil. In addition, following our recent actions allocating frequencies for all-cargo services, six US-Brazil all-cargo frequencies remain available for allocation for operations beginning October 1, 2011, and 11 remain available for allocation for operations beginning October 1, 2012.

Since the 14 frequencies currently available for immediate use were not included in our April 6, 2011 Notice Inviting Applications, carriers that were allocated frequencies in response to that Notice may use this opportunity to request substitution of frequencies, as well as additional frequencies.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2002-12525 - Exemption - US-Hong Kong Scheduled All-Cargo Service

July 5, 2011

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

Kalitta Air, LLC hereby requests renewal of its exemption authority, most recently renewed August 31, 2009, authorizing the carrier to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Hong Kong.

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



OST-2002-12525 - Exemption - US-Hong Kong Scheduled All-Cargo

Filed July 5, 2011 | Issued July 28, 2011

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Hong Kong.

Kalitta’s renewal application was not timely filed under the terms of 14 CFR 377.10(c) and the carrier requested a waiver. In the circumstances presented, including the absence of opposition to Kalitta’s application, we will grant the carrier a waiver of the advance filing requirement.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-2011-0099 - Allocation of Five US-Hong Kong Fifth-Freedom All-Cargo Frequencies

September 29, 2011

Motion for Extension of Start-Up Deadline

Kalitta proposed cargo service on a Hong Kong-New Delhi-Leipzig-Newark routing, using Boeing 747 BCF aircraft, beginning October 1, 2011. The Conditions of that allocation provided that Kalitta would be required to initiate service with these frequencies not later than October 11, 2011, ten days after the proposed date.

It now appears certain that Kalitta will not obtain the necessary authority from the Government of India in time to meet this deadline. As soon as the carrier received the authority from the Department, it retained representation in New Delhi to advise it and present the necessary application to the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Kalitta also requested designation by the United States for this scheduled cargo service to India. We were advised by Department staff on June 29 that the designation process was underway, and the designation should be delivered to the Indian government within a week or two.

The carrier is advised that once the application and related materials are submitted, it will be at least a month before authority can be granted, and after that 30 days must be allowed before service can begin. Thus, while we are not in a position to give any estimates for the anticipated startup, it appears probable that it would be sometime in the window of 60-90 days from now. In the meantime, the Indian authorities are allowing Kalitta to operate some flights on this routing on a charter basis, subject to weekly approval. However, this is not the most appropriate way for Kalitta to conduct its business.

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



OST-2011-0099 - Allocation of Five US-Hong Kong Fifth-Freedom All-Cargo Frequencies

Filed September 29, 2011 | Approved October 11, 2011

Approval of Application

We will require the carrier to institute service in the Hong Kong-New Delhi market no later than January 9, 2012. We acted on this motion without awaiting expiration of the answer period with the consent of all parties served with the request.

By: Brett Kruger



OST-2011-0084 - US-Brazil All-Cargo

December 9, 2011

Motion for Extension of Start-Up Date

By Notice of Action Taken in this docket, dated May 13, 2011, the Department granted Kalitta Air an exemption for scheduled cargo air service to any point or points in Brazil, consistent with the recently liberalized Air Transport Services Agreement between the United States and Brazil. The Department also allocated Kalitta four weekly frequencies out of the 14 that were to become available under the bilateral on October 1, 2011. The NOAT specified that Kalitta would be required to inaugurate scheduled service with the newly allocated frequencies within 90 days from October 1, 2011, viz. December 29, 2011.

Kalitta hereby requests that the Department extend this startup deadline for an additional six months, to enable market conditions to improve so as to support this new service.

Kalitta's marketing personnel have investigated the current Brazil-US cargo market, have made inquiries to their customer base, and have sent out proposals for service. Based on this research, Kalitta believes that the current state of the market will not sustain the additional service that the carrier would bring, and accordingly believes that it would be a strategic mistake for it to initiate service by the end of this month. The carrier believes that market conditions will improve sufficiently to make new service feasible sometime in the second quarter of 2012.

The Department has already granted Amerijet an extension of the startup date until June 30, 2012 for five of its seven awarded frequencies. Amerijet's rationale was the same as Kalitta's: this is not an appropriate time to be introducing new service into the Brazil-US air cargo market.

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



OST-2011-0084 - US-Brazil All-Cargo

Filed December 9, 2011 | Approved December 16, 2011

Department Action on Application

We will grant the carrier's request for an extension of the start-up date for the four frequencies that became available October 1, 2011. We will require the carrier to institute service no later than June 30, 2012. We acted on this motion without awaiting the expiration of the answer period with the consent of all parties served with the request.

By: Brett Kruger


 

OST-2011-0084 - US-Brazil All-Cargo

June 18, 2012

Motion for Extension of Start-Up Date

By Notice of Action Taken in this docket, dated May 13, 2011, the Department granted Kalitta Air an exemption for scheduled cargo air service to any point or points in Brazil, consistent with the recently liberalized Air Transport Services Agreement between the United States and Brazil. The Department also allocated Kalitta four weekly frequencies out of the 14 that were to become available under the bilateral on October 1, 2011. The NOAT specified that Kalitta would be required to inaugurate scheduled service with the newly allocated frequencies within 90 days from October 1, 2011, viz. December 29, 2011.

On December 16, 2011, the Department granted Kalitta a six-month extension of this start-up date to June 30, 2012. Kalitta respectfully requests that the Department extend this deadline for an additional six months, to enable market conditions to further improve so as to support this new service.

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


 

OST-2011-0084 - US-Brazil All-Cargo

Filed June 18, 2012 | Approved June 27, 2012

Motion for Extension of Start-Up Date

We will grant the carrier's request for an extension of the start-up date for the four frequencies that became available October 1, 2011. We will require the carrier to institute service no later than December 31, 2012. We acted on this motion without awaiting the expiration of the answer period with the consent of all parties served with the request.

By: Brett Kruger


 

OST-2012-0166 - Statement of Authorization - Honolulu-Los Angeles All-Cargo Codesharing with JAL

October 5, 2012

Application for Statement of Authorization

Kalitta and JAL have entered into a codeshare agreement, whereby Kalitta's scheduled all-cargo flights between Honolulu and Los Angeles will carry JAL's designator code ("JL"). These flights will be operated using Kalitta's Boeing 747-200 freighter aircraft, departing HNL on Tuesday through Saturday of each week, for a total of five frequencies each week.

The flights will be operated as Kalitta scheduled flights. Pacific Air Cargo, LLC, which is Kalitta's agent and facility manager at HNL, and markets the carrier's HNL-LAX flights, will allocate space on the flights for JAL's use. JAL will purchase the cargo capacity from Pacific for transportation of cargo originating at or destined to points outside the United States.

Both Kalitta and JAL will place their designator codes on these flights. The flights will be under the operational control of Kalitta and its crews.

Counsel: Cozen O'Connor, Mark Atwood


 

OST-2012-0166 - Statement of Authorization - Honolulu-Los Angeles All-Cargo Codesharing with JAL

Filed October 5, 2012 | Approved October 18, 2012

Department Action on Application

Application of Kalitta Air, LLC for a statement of authorization to display the "JL" designator code of Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., in conjunction with foreign air transportation, on Kalitta's all-cargo flights between Honolulu and Los Angeles, California.

These flights will be operated using Kalitta's Boeing 747-200 freighter aircraft, departing HNL on Tuesday through Saturday of each week, for a total of five frequencies each week.

JAL will purchase the cargo capacity for transportation of cargo originating at or destined to points outside the United States.

By: DOT


 

OST-2011-0084 - US-Brazil All-Cargo

December 28, 2012

Motion for Extension of Start-Up Date

On December 16, 2011, the Department granted Kalitta a six-month extension of this start-up date to June 30, 2012. On June 27, 2012, the Department granted Kalitta a second six-month extension of the start-up date to December 31, 2012. Given the continuing depressed market conditions, Kalitta respectfully requests that the Department extend this deadline for another six months, to enable market conditions to further improve so as to support this new service.

During the past six months, Kalitta's marketing personnel have continued to investigate the Brazil-US cargo market, have made inquiries to their customer base, and have sent out proposals for service. Based on this research, Kalitta still believes that the current state of the market will not sustain the additional service that the carrier would bring, and accordingly believes that it would be a strategic mistake for it to initiate service to Brazil at this time. The carrier is hopeful that market conditions will improve sufficiently to make new service feasible sometime in the second quarter of 2013.

The Department's granting of Kalitta's motion will allow Kalitta to better time its market entry so as to ensure successful service in this very important cargo market. This approval will not deprive other carriers of a competitive opportunity, since ample frequencies remain available to accommodate the instant request, as well as requests by other carriers that may wish to enter the Brazil market or increase existing service.

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


 

OST-2011-0084 - US-Brazil All-Cargo

Filed December 28, 2013 | Approved January 4, 2013

Approval of Motion

In order to give Kalitta Air, LLC time to complete its poll of interested parties on this request, by email on December 31, 2012, we granted the carrier a one-week procedural extension of the start-up date for the four frequencies that became available October 1, 2011. We will now grant the remainder of the carrier’s request for an extension. We will require the carrier to institute service no later than June 30, 2013. We acted on this motion without awaiting the expiration of the answer period with the consent of all parties served with the request.

By: Brett Kruger


 


OST-2009-0100 - Exemption - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo

March 1, 2013

Application for Exemption

Kalitta Air hereby requests renewal of its exemption from the terms of 49 USC Section 41101 and the Department's rules to the extent necessary to permit it to operate scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between a point or points in the United States, via intermediate points, and a point or points in Afghanistan, and beyond, to the extent permitted under air transport services agreements with third countries.

By Notice of Action taken in this docket dated May 21, 2009, the Department granted Kalitta Air exemption authority to provide foreign scheduled air transportation of property and mail to a point or points in Afghanistan, effective through May 21, 2011. On May 4, 2011, the Department renewed this authority for an additional two-year period. Kalitta requests that this exemption be again renewed for another two-year period, or until the Department has acted upon its pending application for certificate authority for the markets in question, whichever comes first.

Counsel: Cozen O'Connor, Mark Atwood


 


OST-2009-0099 - Southern Air - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0090 - Evergreen - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0077 - Atlas Air - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo
OST-2009-0100 - Kalitta Air - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo

Flied February 19 and 25 and March 1, 2013 | Issued March 19, 2013

Notice of Action Taken

Atlas Air - Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Afghanistan, including authority to operate, via intermediate points, to Afghanistan and beyond.

Southern Air - Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Afghanistan, including authority to operate, via intermediate points, to Afghanistan and beyond.

Evergreen Int'l - Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Afghanistan, including authority to operate, via intermediate points, to Afghanistan and beyond.

Kalitta Air - Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Afghanistan, including authority to operate, via intermediate points, to Afghanistan and beyond.

By: Paul Gretch


 

OST-2011-0084 - US-Brazil All-Cargo

April 26, 2013

Motion for Renewal of Exemption, Reallocation of Frequencies and Extension of Start-Up Dates

By Notice of Action Taken in this docket dated May 13, 2011, the Department granted Kalitta Air an exemption for scheduled cargo air service in the US-Brazil market through May 13, 2013. The Department also allocated Kalitta four of the fourteen weekly frequencies that were to become available under the US-Brazil bilateral on October 1, 2011 and three that were to take effect on October 1, 2012 (These latter three frequencies were not renewed and have reverted to the Department).

Since that time the Department has granted Kalitta several six-month extensions of four frequencies that took effect on October 1, 2011, with the most recent expiring on June 30, 2013. Kalitta hereby requests that the Department extend the start-up dates for these frequencies to December 30, 2013. Kalitta also requests that its exemption for the US-Brazil market be renewed for an additional two years or for such longer period as the Department deems appropriate.

  1. During the past six months, Kalitta's marketing personnel have continued to monitor the Brazil-US cargo market. Based on its observations and inquiries, Kalitta still believes that the current state of the market will not sustain the additional service that the carrier would bring, and accordingly believes that it would be a strategic mistake for it to initiate service to Brazil at this time. The carrier is hopeful that market conditions will improve sufficiently to make new service feasible sometime before the end of this year.
  2. Given the continuing depressed market conditions, Kalitta respectfully requests that the Department extend this deadline for another six months, to enable market conditions to further improve so as to support this new service.

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


 

OST-2002-12525 - Exemption - US-Hong Kong All-Cargo

Filed May 13, 2013 | Issued May 30, 2013

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Hong Kong.

By: Paul Gretch


 

OST-2011-0084 - US-Brazil All-Cargo

Filed April 26, 2013 | Issued May 13, 2013

Notice of Action Taken

Granting renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between any point or points between the United States and to any point or points in Brazil, via intermediate points, and beyond.

Denying extension of start-up date, for an additional 90 days, for the four weekly US-Brazil all-cargo frequencies allocated to Kalitta by Notice of Action Taken dated May 13, 2011.

Denying reallocation of three weekly frequencies for US-Brazil all-cargo services.

By: Paul Gretch





OST-2010-0017 - 2010 US-China All-Cargo Designation and Frequency Allocation Proceeding

March 25, 2014

Application of Kalitta Air for Renewal of Exemption Authority

On June 1, 2010, by Final Order, the Department granted Kalitta exemption authority to provide scheduled all-cargo service between a point or points in the United States and a point or points in the People's Republic of China via intermediate points, and beyond China. Kalitta commenced service in the Shanghai-Chicago market on October 15, 2010, and has continued to serve this market using Boeing 747 aircraft.

Kalitta Air, LLC hereby requests renewal of its exemption authority, awarded on June 1, 2010, authorizing the carrier to provide all-cargo services in the US-China market. Kalitta further requests that this renewed exemption be effective for a two-year period, or until the Department acts upon its application for certificate authority for the markets in question, whichever comes first. That application was filed on December 9, 2009 in Docket OST-2009-0307, and the carrier requests that the Department act to grant that authority at its earliest opportunity.

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


 

OST-2008-0010 - Frequencies and Designation - US-Hong Kong

July 14, 2014

Return of Two Hong Kong-Madras Frequencies

Kalitta Air, LLC hereby returns to the Department two US-Hong Kong fifth-freedom all-cargo frequencies that were awarded to Kalitta by Notice of Action Taken dated January 16, 2008 (OST-2008-0010) for service between Hong Kong and Madras, India.

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


 

OST-2009-0100 - Exemption - US-Afghanistan All-Cargo

January 14, 2015

Application for Renewal of an Exemption

Kalitta hereby requests renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 and the Department's rules to the extent necessary to permit it to operate scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between a point or points in the United States, via intermediate points, and a point or points in Afghanistan, and beyond, to the extent permitted under air transport services agreements with third countries.

Over the past five years under its exemption. Kalitta Air has operated a very high level of charter service, both for the US military (including military mail) and for commercial companies doing business in Afghanistan. Kalitta has operated frequent flights into Kabul, Bagram AFB and Kandahar, Afghanistan. The carrier has consistently experienced substantial demand for its services and expects that demand to continue for some time

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


 

OST-2011-0084 - US-Brazil All-Cargo

March 12, 2015

Application for Renewal of an Exemption

Kalitta Air hereby requests renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 to permit it to operate scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between any point or points in the United States and any point or points in Brazil, via intermediate points, and beyond. Kalitta requests that its exemption be renewed for an additional two years or for such longer period as the Department deems appropriate.

On April 21, 2011, Kalitta Air applied in the above-captioned docket for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to operate US-Brazil all-cargo service. That application remains pending.

Although Kalitta is not currently operating scheduled all-cargo service in the US-Brazil market due to weak economic conditions in Brazil, it plans to operate US-Brazil all-cargo service as soon as economic conditions generate sufficient demand for its service.

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


 

OST-2002-12525 - Exemption - US-Hong Kong Scheduled All-Cargo

March 30, 2015

Application for Renewal of an Exemption

Kalitta Air, LLC hereby requests renewal of its exemption from the provisions of 49 USC § 41101 authorizing it to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between the United States and Hong Kong. Kalitta requests that its exemption be renewed for an additional two years or for such longer period as the Department deems appropriate.

On January 21, 2005, Kalitta Air applied for a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing it to operate scheduled all-cargo service between a point or points in the United States and Hong Kong (Docket OST-2005-20149). That application remains pending.

Kalitta Air was initially granted an exemption on June 26, 2002, allowing it to operate scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, on the one hand, and Hong Kong. That exemption authority was later renewed on September 5, 2007, authorizing Kalitta Air to operate scheduled all-cargo service between any points in the United States and Hong Kong. The exemption authority was most recently renewed on May 30, 2013, and expires on May 30, 2015.

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


 

OST-2010-0017 - US-China All-Cargo Designation and Frequency Allocation Proceeding

Filed March 25, 2014 | Issued July 10, 2017

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between a point or points in the United States, on the one hand, and a point or points in the People’s Republic of China, on the other hand, via intermediate points, and beyond China.

By: Brian Hedberg


 

OST-2019-0112 - Statement of Authorization - Chicago-Anchorage-Tokyo (Narita) All-Cargo Codesharing with JAL

August 6, 2019

Application for a Statement of Authorization

Kalitta Air, LLC hereby applies for a statement of authorization to permit the display of the "JL *" designator code of Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. on all-cargo flights operated by Kalitta Air between Chicago, IL and Tokyo, Japan (NRT) via Anchmage, AK. Kalitta requests expedited approval of this application so that the services described in this application may commence as early as possible this month. Kalitta requests approval for an indefinite period.

Kalitta Air was previously granted a statement of authorization for codesharing with JAL on all-cargo flights operated by Kalitta Air between Honolulu and San Francisco. See Department Action on Application in Docket OST-2012-0166, dated October 18, 2012.

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

 

OST-2019-0112 - Statement of Authorization - Chicago-Anchorage-Tokyo (Narita) All-Cargo Codesharing with JAL

August 8, 2019

Re: Polling Results

We have polled each of the US air carrier representatives listed on the attached service list regarding the above-referenced Application Kalitta Air, LLC. Each of the carrier representatives has indicated that they have no objection to the Department's immediate grant of the requested statement of authorization to permit the display of the "* JL" designator code of Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. on all-cargo flights operated by Kalitta Air between Chicago, IL and Tokyo, Japan (NRT) via Anchorage, AK.

Counsel: Cozen O'Connor, Robert Foster, 202-912-4826

 

OST-2019-0112 - Statement of Authorization - Chicago-Anchorage-Tokyo (Narita) All-Cargo Codesharing with JAL

Filed August 6, 2019 | Approved August 16, 2019

Department Action on Application

Application of Kalitta Air, LLC for a statement of authorization to display the “JL” designator code of Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. on Kalitta’s all-cargo flights between Chicago and Tokyo (Narita), via Anchorage.

By: Darren Jaffe

 

 

 

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