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May 16, 2003

OST-03-15204 - Statement of Authorization - Codeshare with Asiana Airlines

Cover Letter
Application for a Statement of Authorization

Hereby applies, pursuant to Part 212 of the DOT's Economic Regulations for a statement of authorization to permit it to display the designator code of Asiana Airlines on certain United Express flights operated by SkyWest between points in the U.S.11 Initially, Sky West will display Asiana's code on flights between Los Angeles, CA, on the one hand, and San Diego, CA, Phoenix, AZ, San Jose, CA, Santa Maria, CA, and Colorado Springs, CO, on the other hand; between San Francisco, CA and Eugene, OR; and between Seattle, WA, on the one hand, and Portland, OR and Spokane, WA, on the other hand.

Counsel: Skywest, Steven Hart, 435-634-3520, shart@skywest.com


May 23, 2003

OST-03-15204 - Codeshare Agreement

Codeshare Agreement

Annex A - Definitions
Annex B - Code Share Markets

By: Ron Reber for Skywest / Sang Beom Kim for Asiana


June 5, 2003

OST-03-15204 - Codeshare with Asiana Airlines

Decision Approving the Application

By: Gerald Caolo


OST-03-15204 - US-Korea Codesharing

September 3, 2003

Re: Codeshare Notice

By: SkyWest, Steven Hart, 435-634-3520, shart@skywest.com


OST-03-16724 - Statement of Authorization (Codeshare with Lufthansa German Airlines)

December 15, 2003

Application for a Statement of Authorization

On December 8, 2003. SkyWest entered into a Codeshare Agreement with Lufthansa which provides for SkyWests operation of certain United Express flights which will also carry the "LH" airline designator code. The parties plan to implement these code-share services on January 17, 2004.

Counsel: Skywest, Steven Hart, 435-634-3520


OST-03-16724 - Statement of Authorization - Codeshare with Lufthansa German Airlines

December 16, 2003

Re: Codeshare Agreement

By: Skywest, Steven Hart


OST-03-16724 - Statement of Authorization - Codeshare for Lufthansa German Airlines

December 18, 2003

Supplement to Application for a Statement of Authorization

Hereby supplements its above-captioned application for a blanket statement of authorization to permit it to display the designator code of Lufthansa German Airlines ("Lufthansa") on certain United Express flights operated by SkyWest between points in the U.S., as follows:

SkyWest hereby gives notice of the following additional city‑pairs on which SkyWest will display Lufthansa's code commencing on January 17, 2004:

Los Angeles, CA (LAX) - Fresno, CA (FAT) / Monterey, CA (MRY) Palm Springs, CA (PSP) San Diego, CA (SAN) Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) Santa Ana, CA (SNA)

San Francisco, CA (SF0) - Fresno, CA (FAT) Monterrey, CA (MRY) Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) Sacramento, CA (SW) Reno, NV (RNO)

Counsel: Skywest, Steven Hart, 435-634-3520, shart@skywest.com


December 18, 2003

Re: Polling Letter

I have polled the representatives of all carriers on the service list attached to the Application of SkyWest Airlines for a Statement of Authorization filed in the above referenced docket on December 15, 2003. All carriers' representatives have advised me that they have no objection to the granting of the request contained in the Application.

Counsel: Skywest, Steven Hart, 435-634-3520, shart@skywest.com


OST-03-16724 - US-Germany Codeshare with Lufthansa

Filed December 15, 2003 | Approved January 6, 2004

Department Action on Approval Application

Application of SkyWest Airlines, operating as United Express, for a statement of authorization to display the designator code of Lufthansa German Airlines between U.S. points in connection with Lufthansa's international air service

By: George Wellington


OST-03-16724 - Statement of Authorization - US-Germany Codeshare with Lufthansa


March 9, 2004

Re: Codeshare Notice

SkyWest hereby notifies the Department that SkyWest will place Lufthansa German Airlines' "LH" designator code on the following flights operated by SkyWest:

The proposed code‑share services are consistent with the U.S.‑Germany Air Transport Agreement. SkyWest and Lufthansa plan to implement these services on or after April 18, 2004.

Counsel: Wilmer Cutler, Cathleen Peterson, 202-663-8000


March 9, 2004

Re: Erratum to Notice (Typographical Error)

The notice filed earlier today by SkyWest Airlines, Inc. regarding additional code-share services contained a typographical error on the date of service implementation. Please note that the correct date for implementation of the proposed services will be on or after April 10, 2004.

Counsel: Wilmer Cutler, Cathleen Peterson, 202-663-8000


OST-96-1960 - Family Assistance Plans

March 5, 2004

Re: Amended Family Assistance Plan

By: Jack Rentink


OST-04-17581 - Exemption - US-Canada

April 15, 2004

Application for an Exemption

SkyWest recently acquired three 70-seat Canadair RJ700 aircraft and proposes to expand its existing services to the public by offering U.S.-Canada trans-border service with these large aircraft. The all-points U.S.-Canada exemption authority which SkyWest seeks will enable the carrier to meet the increased demand for its services as a regional carrier partner of three major carriers. On June 4, SkyWest plans to begin using one Canadair RJ700 aircraft in the Denver-Edmonton market, operating as United Express under its codeshare arrangement with United. While SkyWest currently serves Calgary and Vancouver with smaller aircraft, SkyWest seeks the flexibility to serve those and other Canadian cities with larger aircraft, thereby meeting consumer demand and operational needs.

In addition, SkyWest is expecting delivery of a fourth Canadair RJ700 aircraft on April 27, 2004. SkyWest currently utilizes 50‑seat aircraft in its U.S.‑Canada operations pursuant to the blanket exemption in 14 C.F.R. § 206.5, which provides blanket exemption authority for operators of small aircraft (having less than 60 seats).

Cited Dockets: Notice of Action Taken in Docket OST-03-14606, dated February 6, 2003 (Mesa); Notice of Action Taken in Docket OST-02-13176, dated August 26, 2002 (Trans States); Notice of Action Taken in Docket OST-02-12190, dated April 26, 2002 (Air Wisconsin).

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Gerald Murphy, 202-624-2500, gmurphy@crowell.com


OST-03-16724 - Statement of Authorization - Codeshare with Lufthansa German Airlines

April 23, 2004

Notice of Additional Codeshare Service

Pursuant to the blanket Statement of Authorization granted to SkyWest Airlines, Inc. on January 6, 2004 (OST-2003-16724), SkyWest hereby notifies the Department that SkyWest will place Lufthansa German Airlines' "LH" designator code on the following flights operated by SkyWest:

- between Chicago, IL

The proposed code-share services are consistent with the U.S.-Germany Air Transport Agreement. SkyWest and Lufthansa plan to implement these services beginning on or after June 3, 2004.

By: Steven Hart, 435-634-3520, shart@skywest.com


OST-04-17581 - US-Canada

Filed April 15, 2004 | Issued May 5, 2004

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between a point or points in the United States and a point or points in Canada. SkyWest plans to provide initial service between Denver and Edmonton, operating as United Express in partnership with United Air Lines, using regional aircraft.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-03-16724 - Statement of Authorization (Codeshare for Lufthansa)

May 18, 2004

Notice of Skywest Airlines of Additional Codeshare Service

SkyWest hereby notifies the Department that Sky West will place Lufthansa German Airlines' "LH" designator code on the following flights operated by SkyWest: between Chicago, IL and Austin, TX / Rochester, NY

By: Steven Hart, 435-634-3520, shart@skywest.com


OST-04-17955 - Statement of Authorization - US-Canada - Codeshare for Air Canada

May 21, 2004

Application for a Statement of Authorization

Initially, SkyWest's code-share service for Air Canada will be offered three Denver transborder markets: Denver-Edmonton, Denver-Calgary/ and Denver-Winnipeg. SkyWest will provide the Department with a notice with respect to the addition of new city pairs.

Denver‑Calgary services is a new United Express route for Air Canada which SkyWest will be operating. Denver‑Edmonton and Denver‑Winnipeg are United Express routes operated by Air Wisconsin on which Air Canada has previously been code sharing and wishes to continue to do so after those services are taken over by Sky West.

SkyWest requests a blanket code-share statement of authorization similar to that awarded it was awarded to display Asiana's and Lufthansa's codes. See Department Action, dated June 5, 2003, in Docket OST-03-15204 and January 6, 2004, in Docket OST-03-16724.

Counsel: Skywest, Steven Hart, 435-634-3520, shart@skywest.com


OST-04-17955 - US-Canada Codeshare for Air Canada

May 26, 2004

Re: Polling Letter

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


OST-04-17955 - US-Canada Codeshare

May 27, 2004

Re: Codeshare Agreement

As you may know, SkyWest Airlines, Inc. several days ago applied to DOT for a Statement of Authorization which would enable SkyWest to display the Air Canada “AC” airline designator code on certain trans-border flights to be operated by SkyWest. As I understand, the Department requires that copies of code-share arrangements between US and non-US carriers be submitted to the Department. A copy of the Air Canada-SkyWest agreement is attached.

The reason I am copying Randy Bennett on this letter is that under Order 97-9-21 at 10-11, n.40 (the order conferring antitrust immunity upon United and Air Canada), the Department required, inter alia, that “[c]ontractual instruments and agreements in principle between the Joint Applicants and additional carrier par ners, regardless of whether antitrust immunity is sought for any activities related to such partners and/or whether the instruments/agreements may be drafted as separate agreements which merely supplement the ‘Alliance Expansion Agreement’ … be filed for review.”

We believe that the Air Canada/SkyWest agreement is not an agreement between the “Joint Applicants” and an additional carrier party inasmuch as United is not a party to it. Nor does the agreement “supplement” the Alliance Expansion Agreement between United and Air Canada. Air Canada therefore reasonably believes that this contract is not subject to filing and review under footnote 40. However, out of an abundance of caution and because the agreement must in any event be submitted pursuant to other requirements, Air Canada is submitting it to the Office of Aviation Analysis as well to the Licensing Division of the Office of International Aviation.

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


Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation / Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. / Mesa Airlines, Inc. / Republic Airline, Inc. / Shuttle America Corp. / SkyWest Airlines, Inc. / Trans States Airlines, Inc.

OST-04-17986 - Codesharing Statement of Authorization

May 28, 2004

Joint Application of Air Wisconsin, Chautauqua, Mesa, Republic, Shuttle America, SkyWest, and Trans States for a Statement of Authorization

Over the forthcoming weeks, ACA is due to terminate all of its services as a United Express carrier. United has entered into agreements with each of the Joint Applicants to operate those flights in place of ACA. The foreign carrier partners, however, (with a few exceptions') do not have pre-existing code-share relationships with any of the Joint Applicants and, therefore, additional authorization from the Department is required to enable them to continue to display their designator codes on established United Express routes currently operated by ACA.

In order to ensure continuity of service for the foreign carrier partners' passengers who wish to utilize those United Express services as part of itineraries in foreign air transportation, the Joint Applicants request a statement of authorization for a limited duration of 90 days. Prior to the expiration of that initial period, the Joint Applicants expect to file with the Department in this docket definitive code-share agreements with the foreign carrier partners along with a request that the Department, subject to its review of those agreements and consistent with Department policy, grant a statement or statements of authorization of indefinite duration, subject to the usual conditions the Department generally attaches to such code-share authority. In addition to facilitating continuity of existing code-share service for passengers, approval of this joint application will help to minimize the regulatory burden on the Department arising from the operational change-over of United Express services from ACA to the Joint Applicants.

By: Wilmer Cutler, Jeffrey Manley and David Heffernan, 202-663-6670, jeffrey.manley@wilmer.com and david.heffernan@wilmer.com


OST-04-17955 - US-Canada Codeshare for Air Canada

Filed May 21, 2004 | Issued June 16, 2004

Department Action on Application

Application of SkyWest Airlines, operating as United Express, for a statement of authorization to display the designator code of Air Canada between U.S. points and between U.S. points and Canada in connection with Air Canada’s international air service

By: Gerald Caolo


OST-04-17986 - Codesharing Statement of Authorization

Filed May 28, 2004 | Issued July 6, 2004

Notice of Action Taken | Word

For a 90-day period, enable the Joint Applicants to carry the codes of certain foreign carriers (described below) on services that Joint Applicants operate as United Express, pending finalization and Departmental review of relevant contractual agreements. The Joint Applicants state that such Statement of Authorization will facilitate continuity of code-share services offered by certain foreign carriers, all of which are members of the Star Alliance and code-share partners of United Air Lines, Inc., on United Express flights heretofore operated between U.S. points by Atlantic Coast Airlines, Inc. (ACA) Each of the Joint Applicants requests authorization to display the two-letter designator code of any of the foregoing foreign carrier partners on flights operated by that Joint Applicant as United Express between any points in the United States. The Joint Applicants notify the Department that they intend to code share between Chicago (ORD) and/or Washington, DC (IAD), on the one hand, and other U.S. points, on the other, as listed in Attachment A, as initial points of service.

By: Karan Bhatia


OST-04-17955 - Statement of Authorization - Codeshare for Air Canada

July 30, 2004

Notice of Additional Codeshare Service

Hereby notifies the Department that SkyWest will place Air Canada's "AC" designator code on the carrier's United Express flights between Chicago, Illinois and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. SkyWest and Air Canada plan to implement these services beginning on or after October 4, 2004.

Counsel: Skywest, Steven Hart, 435-634-3520


Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation and Skywest Airlines, Inc.

OST-02-12050 - US-Canada Codeshare with Air Canada
OST-03-16724 - Statement of Authorization (Codeshare with Lufthansa German Airlines)
OST-04-17955 - Statement of Authorization - US-Canada - Codeshare for Air Canada

August 9, 2004

Joint Notice for Additional Codeshare Service

Hereby notify the Department of city pairs in which they propose to display the designator codes of Air Canada and Lufthansa (see Attachment A hereto). AWAC and SkyWest intend to operate code-share services under this notice to the extent necessary to supplement the services of United Airlines as United Express carriers. This notice adds United Express markets at all of United's hubs to allow interchangeability of service by the various carriers offering such services.

Counsel: Skywest, Steven Hart, 435-634-3520


OST-04-17986 - Codesharing Statement of Authorization


Date of Action August 31, 2004

Department Action on Application (Tran States and Austrian)

By: Linda Senese


Date of Action August 31, 2004

Department Action on Application (Tran States and bmi)

By: Linda Senese


OST-02-12050 - Air Wisconsin - US-Canada Codeshare with Air Canada
OST-03-16724 - Skywest Airlines - Codeshare with Lufthansa
OST-04-17955 - Skywest Airlines - US-Canada Codeshare for Air Canada

September 8, 2004

Joint Notice for Additional Codeshare Service

Both carriers hereby notify the Department that they propose to display the designator codes of Air Canada and Lufthansa in services implemented to supplement the services of United Air Lines, Inc., as United Express carriers in the following city-pair markets:

Counsel: Air Wisconsin, Geoffrey Crowley, 920-749-4143, bdunham@airwis.com / Skywest, Steven Hart, 435-634-3520, shart@skywest.com


OST-04-17986 - Codesharing Statement of Authorization

September 17, 2004

Joint Application for Extension of Interim Statement of Authorization

Hereby jointly apply for a 90-day extension of the blanket statement of authorization the Department issued to them on an interim basis pursuant to the Notice of Action Taken dated July 6, 2004 in the above-captioned docket. That statement of authorization is due to expire on October 4, 2004.

The Joint Applicants and the foreign carrier partners have been working to conclude formal code-share agreements between and among them. In accordance with the terms of the July 6 NOAT, once each of those agreements is signed, it is submitted to the Department for review, along with a request that the Department issue to the signatory carriers a definitive blanket statement of authorization of indefinite duration. Although that process is ongoing, it has taken longer than United and the Joint Applicants originally anticipated. As a result, the Joint Applicants do not anticipate that all of these code-share agreements will be completed, signed, and submitted to the Department in sufficient time to enable it to issue definitive statements of authorizations with respect to each agreement before the interim statement of authorization expires on October 4, 2004.

By: Wilmer Cutler, Jeffrey Manley and David Heffernan, 202-663-6670, jeffrey.manley@wilmer.com and david.heffernan@wilmer.com


OST-04-17986 - Codesharing Statement of Authorization


September 30, 2004

Codeshare Agreement between Air Wisconsin and Austrian Airlines

Counsel: Wilmer Cutler, David Heffernan, 202-663-6360, david.heffernan@wilmerhale.com


September 30, 2004

Codeshare Agreement between Mesa Airlines and Lufthansa

Counsel: Wilmer Cutler, David Heffernan, 202-663-6360, david.heffernan@wilmerhale.com


September 30, 2004

Codeshare Agreement between Tran States and Lufthansa

Counsel: Wilmer Cutler, David Heffernan, 202-663-6360, david.heffernan@wilmerhale.com


OST-04-17986 - Codesharing Statement of Authorization

Filed September 17, 2004 | Issued October 4, 2004

Notice of Action Taken

On September 17, 2004, the Joint Applicants filed in this Docket a request for extension of the interim statements of authorization for an additional 90-day period. The Joint Applicants state that it has taken longer than they anticipated to complete the contractual arrangements described above, and that a 90-day extension will afford them additional time they need to conclude this process.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-04-17986 - Codesharing Statement of Authorization

October 14, 2004

Re: Letter of Intent to Notify the Department of any New City Pairs

By letters dated September 30, 2004 and October 1, 2004, the undersigned submitted separate Code Share Agreements signed by Trans States Airlines, Inc. and Mesa Airlines, Inc. with Deutsche Lufthansa AG. These agreements were submitted pursuant to the terms of a Notice of Action Taken dated July 6, 2004 (as extended by Notice of Action Taken dated October 4, 2004), which authorizes Trans States, Mesa, and certain other U.S. carriers to carry the designator codes of certain foreign carriers on services operated as United Express. Attachment A to the NOAT contains an initial list of U.S. city pairs in which such code sharing is authorized. Pursuant to Condition (b) of the NOAT, the carriers subsequently filed a revised list of U.S. city pairs (Joint Application, Sept. 17, 2004, Attachment) and included in the above-referenced September 30 letter a notification for code sharing between Washington, D.C. and Toronto.

This letter confirms that, because Trans States/Lufthansa and Mesa/Lufthansa do not presently contemplate code sharing in any city pairs other than those already notified to the Department in this docket, their code-share agreements do not reference any specific city pairs. If, however, Trans States/Lufthansa or Mesa/Lufthansa intend to code share in any city pair not previously notified to the Department, they will furnish such notice no later than 30 days in advance, as required by the Condition (b) of the NOAT.

Counsel: Wilmer Cutler, David Heffernan, 202-663-6360, david.heffernan@wilmerhale.com


Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation / Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. / Mesa Airlines, Inc. / Republic Airline, Inc. / Shuttle America Corp. / SkyWest Airlines, Inc. / Trans States Airlines, Inc.

OST-04-17986 - Codesharing Statement of Authorization

Date of Action December 8, 2004

Action on Applications

On July 6, 2004, the Department granted a limited statement of authorization to seven U.S. carriers, one of which was Trans States Airlines, Inc., that would operate as United Express carriers in operations between points in the United States in code‑share arrangements with certain named foreign air carriers. In each instance, the U.S. carrier would place the code of the foreign air carrier on the U.S. carrier operations. The limited statement was contingent upon the individual applicant carriers submitting code‑share agreements to the Department for Department approval. On September 30, 2004, Trans States Airlines submitted its code‑share agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

On July 6, 2004, the Department granted a limited statement of authorization to seven U.S. carriers, one of which was Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation, that would operate as United Express carriers in operations between points in the United States in codeshare arrangements with certain named foreign air carriers. In each instance, the U.S. carrier would place the code of the foreign air carrier on the U.S. carrier operations. The limited statement was contingent upon the individual applicant carriers submitting code‑share agreements to the Department for Department approval. On September 30, 2004, Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation submitted its code‑share agreement with Austrian Airlines.

On July 6, 2004, the Department granted a limited statement of authorization to seven U.S. carriers, one of which was Mesa Airlines, Inc., that would operate as United Express carriers in operations between points in the United States in code‑share arrangements with certain named foreign air carriers. In each instance, the U.S. carrier would place the code of the foreign air carrier on the U.S. carrier operations. The limited statement was contingent upon the individual applicant carriers submitting code‑share agreements to the Department for Department approval. On October 1, 2004, Mesa Airlines submitted its codeshare agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

On July 6, 2004, the Department granted a limited statement of authorization to seven U.S. carriers, one of which was Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation, that would operate as United Express carriers in operations between points in the United States in codeshare arrangements with certain named foreign air carriers. In each instance, the U.S. carrier would place the code of the foreign air carrier on the U.S. carrier operations. The limited statement was contingent upon the individual applicant carriers submitting code‑share agreements to the Department for Department approval. On October 8, 2004, Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation submitted its code‑share agreement with British Midland Airways Ltd.

On July 6, 2004, the Department granted a limited statement of authorization to seven U.S. carriers, one of which was Trans States Airlines, Inc., that would operate as United Express carriers in operations between points in the United States in code‑share arrangements with certain named foreign air carriers. In each instance, the U.S. carrier would place the code of the foreign air carrier on the U.S. carrier operations. The limited statement was contingent upon the individual applicant carriers submitting code‑share agreements to the Department for Department approval. On November 30, 2004, Trans States Airlines submitted its code‑share agreement with All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd.

By: Linda Senese


OST-02-12050 - Air Wisconsin - US-Canada Codeshare with Air Canada
OST-03-16724 - Skywest Airlines - Codeshare with Lufthansa
OST-04-17955 - Skywest Airlines - US-Canada Codeshare for Air Canada
OST-04-17986 - Air Wisconsin/Chautauqua/Mesa/Republic/Shuttle America/SkyWest/Trans States - Codeshare with United Air Lines

January 21, 2005

Joint Notice

Notify the Department that they intend to display the designator codes of Air Canada, Lufthansa German Airlines, All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd., Austrian Airlines, Osterreichisehe Luftverkehrs AG, and British Midland Airways Limited on flights operated by AWAC, Sky West, Mesa and/or Trans States doing business as United Express on behalf of United Airlines, Inc., between and among the U.S. cities listed in Exhibit A hereto. In addition, AWAC and SkyWest hereby notify the Department that they intend to display the codes of Air Canada, Lufthansa German Airlines, All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd., Austrian Airlines, Osterreichische Luftverkehrs AG, and British Midland Airways Limited on flights they operate as United Express between any of the U.S. cities listed in Exhibit A hereto and any of the Canadian cities listed in Exhibit B hereto.

Counsel: Wilmer Cutler, Jeffrey Manley, 202-663-7760, jeffrey.manley@wilmerhale.com


OST-2006-23627 - Statement of Authorization - Codeshare with bmi

January 10, 2006

Application for a Statement of Authorization - Bookmarked

SkyWest Airlines hereby applies for a statement of authorization pursuant to Part 212 of the Department's regulations to facilitate codeshare services offered by British Midland Airways Limited d/b/a bmi, which is a member of the Star Alliance and codeshare partner of United Air Lines, on United Express flights. SkyWest Airlines requests authorization to display bmi's two-letter designator code on flights operated by SkyWest Airlines as United Express and to and from the cities in the market list attached hereto as Exhibit A. SkyWest Airlines hereby notifies the Department that it will codeshare with bmi to the cities listed on Exhibit A beginning on or about January 1, 2006. SkyWest Airlines respectfully requests prompt approval of this application so that the marketing and sale of codeshare services by United and bmi can begin without delay. SkyWest Airlines requests that any statement of authorization approved by the Department be granted for an indefinite period.

Counsel: SkyWest, Todd Emerson, 435-634-3530


OST-2004-17581 - US-Canada

March 3, 2006

Application for Renewal of an Exemption

SkyWest applies for renewal of an exemption authorizing SkyWest to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between any point or points in the United States and any points or points in Canada. SkyWest's U.S.-Canada exemption authority was initially granted by Notice of Action Taken dated May 5, 2004 for a period of two years expiring May 5, 2006. (Docket OST-2004-17581) SkyWest requests that its exemption authority be renewed for at least two additional years, or until 90 days after the Department's final determination on a Sky West application for U.S.-Canada certificate authority, whichever occurs first.

SkyWest has provided nonstop "United Express" service between Chicago, Denver and San Francisco, on the one hand, and Calgary and Edmonton, on the other hand, using 70-seat Canadair Regional Jet aircraft in partnership with United Air Lines, Inc. SkyWest requires renewal of its exemption authority to continue to serve these routes with 70-seat aircraft and to expand its U.S.-Canada service to other routes as market conditions warrant.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Lorraine Halloway, 202-624-2538, lhalloway@crowell.com


OST-2006-23627 - Statement of Authorization - Codeshare with bmi

Filed January 10, 2006 | Approved March 9, 2006

Department Action on Application

The statement of authorization will remain in effect only as long as (i) Skywest and bmi continue to hold the necessary underlying authority to operate the code-share services at issue, and (ii) the code-share agreement providing for the code-share operations remains in effect.

The authority granted here is specifically conditioned so that neither Skywest nor bmi shall give any force or effect to any contractual provisions between themselves that are contrary to these conditions.

By: George Wellington


Order 2006-8-1
OST-2006-23528

Issued and Served August 7, 2006

Consent Order

This consent order concerns reporting inaccuracies that constitute violations of 49 U.S.C. 41708 and the flight delay causation requirements in Part 234 of the Department's regulations by SkyWest Airlines, lnc., a certificated air carrier that operates large aircraft. This order directs SkyWest to cease and desist from future similar violations of Part 234 and the cited statutory provision and assesses the carrier $25,000 in compromise of civil penalties that might otherwise be assessed against the carrier for such violations.

The Department uses the carrier reports of flight delay causation to analyze the effects of air transportation industry policy initiatives, to allocate airport development funds, to forecast traffic, and to develop airport and airway traffic policy. A carrier's failure to accurately file its reports, therefore, may among other things prevent the Department from making fully informed decisions.

By: Rosalind Knapp


OST-2007-29016 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Puerto Vallarta Codeshare with Delta

August 13, 2007

Application for an Exemption

SkyWest plans to commence daily nonstop Salt Lake City-Puerto Vallarta "Delta Connection" flights with 70-seat CRJ-700 aircraft beginning on or about December 21, 2007, to complement Delta's mainline service on this route. SkyWest's service will be seasonal. Delta's "DL*" designator code will be displayed on SkyWest's flights and will operate during the peak Winter season as well as the Spring and late Fall. No flights will be operated by SkyWest on the route between mid-June and mid-August.

On August 6, 2007, Delta notified the Department that the service operated by Delta between Salt Lake City and Puerto Vallarta will be seasonal rather than year-round. (OST-2005-21075)

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Lorraine Halloway, 202-624-2538, lhalloway@crowell.com


OST-2007-29016 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Puerto Vallarta Codeshare with Delta

Filed August 13, 2007 | Issued September 7, 2007

Notice of Action Taken

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Salt Lake City, Utah, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and to integrate this authority with its other exemption and certificate authority to the extent permitted by international agreements. The carrier states that it will use the authority under a code-share arrangement with Delta Air Lines, Inc., whereby Skywest will complement Delta’s mainline service on the route with Skywest’s seasonal service, operating as a “Delta Connection” carrier.

Delta already holds exemption authority to serve the Salt Lake City-Puerto Vallarta route (see Notice of Action Taken dated July 10, 2007, in Docket OST-2005-21075). By letter dated August 6, 2007, Delta advised the Department that it would serve the market on a seasonal basis rather than a year-round basis.

By: Paul Gretch


OST-2004-17581 - Exemption - US-Canada

Filed March 2, 2006 | Issued November 16, 2007

Notice of Action Taken | Word

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between a point or points in the United States and a point or points in Canada.

SkyWest states that it provides service between Chicago, Denver, and San Francisco, on the one hand, and Calgary and Edmonton, on the other hand, operating as United Express in partnership with United Air Lines, Inc.

By: Paul Gretch


Served November 29, 2007

Notice of Registration of Trade Name

On November 12, 2007, SkyWest Airlines, Inc. d/b/a Continental Connection d/b/a Delta Connection d/b/a United Express, a U.S. certificated air carrier, requested that the Department register the trade name “Midwest Connect” for use in certain of its 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. SkyWest states that Midwest Airlines is aware of and concurs with the trade name registration. The only other similarly named air carrier conducts business pursuant to operating agreements with Midwest. Therefore, no other notification is required. Since SkyWest has complied with the requirements of Part 215, we acknowledge the registration of the trade name “Midwest Connect” by SkyWest for immediate use in its operations.

By: Todd Homan


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

December 18, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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


January 17, 2008

Re: Codeshare Notice with Star Alliance Members

SkyWest hereby notifies the Department that it will display the designator codes of Air Canada, Asiana Airlines, British Midland Airways Limited, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Qatar Airways, Q.C.S.C., TACA International Airlines, S.A., and Lineas Aereas Costarricenses S.A. on flights operated by SkyWest, dlb/a United Express, between and among the cities listed in Exhibit A hereto. Since these markets may be served interchangeably by United and United Express services, a similar notice is being filed on this date for United in the appropriate dockets. This notice will enable United and United Express carriers such as SkyWest to operate code-share services interchangeably to the points listed without the need to file repetitive notices as services shift from one carrier to another. The proposed code-share services are fully consistent with the applicable bilateral air transport agreements.

See, Department Action on Application of SkyWest/Air Canada, Docket OST-2004-17955, dated June 16, 2004; Department Action on Application of SkyWest/Asiana, Docket OST-2003-15204, dated June 5, 2003; Department Action on Application of SkyWest/British Midland, Docket OST-2006-23627, dated March 9, 2006; Department Action on Application of SkyWest/Lufthansa, Docket OST-2003-16724, dated January 6, 2004; Department Action on Application of SkyWest/Qatar, Docket OST-2007-29161, dated October 4, 2007; and Department Action on SkyWest/TACA International Airlines, S.A., and Lineas Aereas Costarricenses S.A., Docket OST-2007-28788, dated August 8, 2007.

Counsel: United, Julie Oettinger



OST-2007-29161 - Blanket Statements of Authorization - Qatar Airways Codeshare

February 22, 2008

Re: Amended Codeshare Notice with Star Alliance Members

Pursuant to the blanket Statements of Authorization the Department has granted to SkyWest Airlines, Inc., SkyWest hereby amends the list of code-share markets it previously filed with the Department on January 17, 2008 to add newly announced cities in which it may display the designator codes of Air Canada, Asiana Airlines, British Midland Airways Limited, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Qatar Airways, Q.C.S.C., TACA International Airlines, S.A., and Lineas Aereas Costarricenses S.A. on flights operated by SkyWest, d/b/a United Express. These cities are:

See, Department Action on Application of SkyWest/Air Canada, Docket OST-2004-17955, dated June 16, 2004; Department Action on Application of SkyWest/Asiana, Docket OST-2003-15204, dated June 5, 2003; Department Action on Application of SkyWest/British Midland, Docket OST-2006-23627, dated March 9, 2006; Department Action on Application of SkyWest/Lufthansa, Docket OST-2003-16724, dated January 6, 2004; Department Action on Application of SkyWest/Qatar, Docket OST-2007-29161, dated October 4, 2007; and Department Action on SkyWest/TACA International Airlines, S.A., and Lineas Aereas Costarricenses S.A., Docket OST-2007-28788, dated August 8, 2007.

Counsel: United, Julie Oettinger, 202-296-2370, julie.oettinger@united.com



OST-2004-17955 - Statement of Authorization - US-Canada Codeshare with Air Canada

May 30, 2008

Re: Additional Codesharing

Pursuant to the blanket Statement of Authorization in the above-referenced proceedings, notice is hereby given of SkyWest's intention to display Air Canada's designator code on SkyWest's United Express flights between Denver, CO and Saskatoon, Canada effective on and after June 30, 2008.

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



OST-2006-25495 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Guadalajara/Mazatlan/San Jose del Cabo

July 1, 2008

Application for Renewal of Exemptions

Applies, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 40109 and Subpart C of 14 C.F.R. Part 302, for renewal of exemptions authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail on the following U.S. -Mexico routes: (1) Salt Lake City-Guadalajara; (2) Salt Lake City-Mazatlan; and (3) Salt Lake City-San Jose del Cabo, including authority to combine the exemptions with other SkyWest certificate and exemption authority.

Pursuant to its exemption authority, SkyWest currently operates nonstop service as a Delta Connection carrier in cooperation with Delta Air Lines on each of the above‑referenced routes. This SkyWest‑operated Delta Connection service is currently offered on a seasonal basis on all three routes. Accordingly, SkyWest requests that its renewed exemption authority confirm that SkyWest may continue to operate all three of these U.S. ‑Mexico routes on a seasonal basis.

See Application of Delta and Sky West in Docket OST-2006-25495, dated July 27, 2006, indicating SkyWest's Salt Lake City-Guadalajara and Salt Lake City-San Jose del Cabo service will be seasonal; and Letter of Delta in Dockets OST-2005-21724, OST-2006-25495 and OST-2006-26723 (filed April 27, 2007, and approved May 30, 2007) advising that SkyWest's Salt Lake City-Mazatlan service will be seasonal.

Counsel: Skywest and Crowell & Moring, Lorraine Halloway, 202-624-2538



OST-2008-0246 - Statements of Authorization - Blanket Codesharing with Star Alliance

August 13, 2008

Application for Statements of Authorization - Bookmarked

SkyWest Airlines, Inc. d/b/a United Express hereby applies for blanket statements of authorization pursuant to Part 212 of the Department’s regulations to facilitate code-share services on United Express flights for certain foreign carriers, all of which are members of the Star Alliance and code-share partners of United Air Lines, Inc. Those foreign carriers are All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. and Austrian Airlines. SkyWest requests authorization to display the two-letter designator codes of these Foreign Carrier Partners on flights operated by SkyWest as United Express to and from the cities in the market list attached hereto as Attachment A.

SkyWest recently entered into code-share arrangements with these Foreign Carrier Partners which provides for its operation of certain United Express flights displaying the “NH” and “OS” designator codes of ANA and Austrian, respectively.

SkyWest requests that the Department issue statements of authorization applied for herein for an indefinite period, consistent with Department practice.

Counsel: United, Julie Oettinger



OST-2008-0246 - Statements of Authorization - Blanket Codesharing with Star Alliance

August 27, 2008

Re: Clarification of Application

This letter is to clarify that the above-referenced application, filed on August 13, 2008, seeks a blanket statement of authorization that would permit SkyWest to code share with All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. and Austrian Airlines (1) between points in the United States and (2) between U.S. points and points in third countries. Attachment A of that application was submitted as a list of initial markets where code sharing services would be operated.

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



OST-2009-0031 - Shuttle America - US-Third Country Codesharing with Austrian Airlines
OST-2008-0246 - SkyWest - Blanket Codesharing with Star Alliance
OST-2005-22547 - GoJet - Codeshare with Star Alliance Carriers
OST-2000-7751 - United, Lauda and Tyrolean
OST-2000-6803 - United and Austrian - US-Austria Codesharing

May 27, 2009

Joint Notice of United and Austrian Airlines of Additional Codesharing

United Express carriers and Austrian's regional affiliates, Lauda Air Luftfahrt GmbH and Tyrolean Airways Tiroler Luftfahrt GmbH, United, Austrian, and their respective regional partners hereby jointly provide blanket notification of their intent to engage in code-share services:

Services under this Joint Notice will commence on and after June 26, 2009.

Counsel: Hogan & Hartson, Sheryl Israel, 202-637-5659 for Austrian / Jeffrey Manley, 301-229-8571 for United



Undocketed
OST-2005-22547 - GoJet - Codeshare with Star Alliance Carriers
OST-2004-17986 - Mesa - Codesharing Statement of Authorization
OST-2003-16724 - SkyWest - Codeshare for Lufthansa German Airlines
OST-2003-15485 - Lufthansa Cityline - Codeshare Operations with United Air Lines
OST-2002-11856 - Air Dolomiti - Intra-Europe Codesharing
OST-2009-0103 - Contact Air - Intra-EU-US Codeshare with United Air Lines
OST-2009-0107 - Augsburg Airways - Intra-EU-US Codeshare with United Air Lines
OST-2009-0106 - Eurowings - Intra-EU-US Codeshare with United Air Lines

June 10, 2009

Joint Notice of Additional Codesharing

United and Lufthansa, and their respective regional affiliates, hereby jointly provide blanket notification of their intent to engage in code-share services:

Services under this Joint Notice will commence on and after July 10, 2009.

Counsel: Wilmer Hale, David Heffernan, 202-663-6360 for Lufthansa / Jeffrey Manley, 301-229-8571 for United



OST-1996-1960 - Family Assistance Plans

October 19, 2009

Re: Family Assistance Plan

By: SkyWest, Carlos Lopez



OST-1996-1960 - Family Assistance Plans

November 19, 2009

Re: Family Assistance Plan

By: SkyWest, Carlos Lopez



OST-2010-0041 - Termination of Scheduled Air Service at Oxnard, California

February 19, 2010

Re: Notice of Termination of Scheduled Air Service at Oxnard, CA

SkyWest Airlines, Inc. hereby serves its notice of intent to terminate the scheduled air service it is providing at Oxnard, California.

At the time of this filing notice, SkyWest Airlines serves Oxnard with three daily round trip flights to/from Los Angeles, CA. All service is provided with the 30-seat Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia aircraft.

Oxnard has Essential Air Service Community designation, but is within 100 miles of Burbank, CA, a medium hub as determined by the DOT, and therefore is not eligible for subsidized air service.

The effective date of this notice is February 19, 2010 and the last day of service is scheduled for June 8, 2010.

By: SkyWest, Eric Christensen



OST-2006-25495 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Guadalajara/Mazatlan/San Jose del Cabo

September 17, 2010

Application for Renewal

SkyWest applies for renewal of exemptions authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail on the following US-Mexico routes: (1) Salt Lake City-Guadalajara; (2) Salt Lake City-Mazatlan; and (3) Salt Lake City-San Jose del Cabo, including authority to combine the exemptions with other SkyWest certificate and exemption authority. Renewal of these three exemptions was most recently granted by Notice of Action Taken in Docket OST-2006-25495 on December 19, 2008, for a two-year period ending December 19, 2010. SkyWest seeks renewed exemption authority for at least two additional years or until 90 days after the Department grants SkyWest certificate authority to operate each city-pair route, whichever occurs first.

SkyWest currently operates nonstop service as a Delta Connection carrier in cooperation with Delta Air Lines, Inc. on each of the above-referenced routes. This SkyWest-operated Delta Connection service is currently offered on a seasonal basis on all three routes.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Lorraine Halloway, 202-624-2500


OST-2007-29016 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Puerto Vallarta Codeshare with Delta

September 17, 2010

Application for Renewal

SkyWest for renewal of an exemption authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Salt Lake City and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, including authority to combine this exemption with other SkyWest certificate and exemption authority. Renewal of this exemption was most recently granted by Notice of Action Taken in Docket OST-2007-29016 on December 19, 2008, for a two-year period ending December 19, 2010. SkyWest seeks renewed exemption authority for at least two additional years or until 90 days after the Department grants SkyWest certificate authority to operate this city-pair route, whichever occurs first.

SkyWest currently operates nonstop service as a Delta Connection carrier in cooperation with Delta Air Lines, Inc. on the above-referenced route. This SkyWest-operated Delta Connection service is currently offered on a seasonal basis.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Lorraine Halloway, 202-624-2500



Served October 20, 2010

Notice of Registration of Trade Names

On October 6, 2010, SkyWest Airlines Inc., a US certificated air carrier, requested that the Department register the trade names “Continental Express” and “Continental Connection” 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, SkyWest states that it currently operates under the trade name “United Express,” and in light of the recent merger of United Air Lines Inc. and Continental Airlines, Inc., SkyWest requires flexibility to operate as a Continental Express and Continental Connection air carrier as well. Additionally, SkyWest states that Continental consents to the registration of these trade names.

We note that SkyWest states that Continental will make all required disclosures of the identity of the operating air carrier and trade name in accordance with the provisions of Part 257 of the Department’s regulations. In addition, SkyWest states that the aircraft to be used to operate service on behalf of Continental will clearly indicate that SkyWest is the operating carrier.

Since SkyWest has complied with the requirements of Part 215, we acknowledge the registration of the trade names “Continental Express” and “Continental Connection” for immediate use in its operations.

By: Todd Homan



OST-1995-236 - Warsaw Liability Limitations

October 20, 2010

Warsaw Agreement

By: Eric Christensen



OST-2009-0156 - Statements of Authorization - US-Australia/New Zealand Open-Skies Codesharing

December 20, 2010

Application for a Statement of Authorization

SkyWest Airlines, Inc. hereby applies for authority for Virgin Blue International Airlines Pty Ltd d/b/a V Australia to codeshare on operations by SkyWest conducted on behalf of Delta Air Lines, Inc. This arrangement will enhance the benefits of beyond/behind gateway codesharing that Delta, V Australia, and the other Virgin Blue Group carriers hope to deliver through their planned joint venture. Specifically, pursuant to 14 CFR Part 212, SkyWest seeks a blanket statement of authorization allowing SkyWest to display V Australia’s “VA*” code on Delta Connection flights SkyWest operates: (a) within the United States (in conjunction with V Australia’s services in foreign air transportation), and (b) between the United States and third countries. SkyWest’s requests that its statement of authorization be valid for an indefinite period.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Lorraine Halloway, 202-624-2500



OST-1996-1960 - Family Assistance Plans

June 13, 2011

Family Assistance Plan

By: SkyWest, Carlos Lopez



Order 2011-11-25
OST-2011-0003 - Violations of 49 USC § 41712

Issued and Served November 22, 2011

Consent Order

This consent order concerns violations by SkyWest Airlines, Inc. of the statutory prohibition against unfair and deceptive practices, 49 USC § 41712, for creating and distributing advertisements that failed to properly provide notice that SkyWest would be the operator of the advertised air service. By this order, the Department finds that SkyWest facilitated the publication of these noncompliant advertisements, directs SkyWest to cease and desist from future similar violations and assesses SkyWest $40,000 in civil penalties.

An investigation by the Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings revealed that SkyWest created and distributed to airports advertisements that failed to properly disclose the existence of code-sharing arrangements. Specifically, such advertisements created by SkyWest identified the trade name of SkyWest’s code-share partners as the service provider but failed to identify SkyWest as the actual operator of such flights. SkyWest created and distributed these advertisements to airports with the understanding that those airports would publish such advertisements. SkyWest’s role in facilitating the publication of these advertisements could have resulted in consumers being deceived regarding the identity of the airline that was actually to operate the aircraft on which the consumers would be flying. As such, SkyWest violated 49 USC § 41712.

By: Rosalind Knapp





Served December 13, 2011

Notice of Registration of Trade Name

On December 12, 2011, SkyWest Airlines Inc., a US certificated air carrier, requested that the Department register the trade name “US Airways Express” 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, SkyWest states that US Airways, Inc., a US certificated air carrier consents to the registration of the trade name.

SkyWest states that both US Airways and SkyWest will make all required disclosures of the identity of the operating air carrier and trade name in accordance with the provisions of Part 257 of the Department’s regulations and 49 USC § 41712(c). In addition, SkyWest states that the aircraft to be used to operate service on behalf of US Airways will clearly indicate that SkyWest is the operating carrier.

Since SkyWest has complied with the requirements of Part 215, we acknowledge the registration of the trade name “US Airways Express” for immediate use in its operations.

By: Todd Homan


OST-1996-1960 - Family Assistance Plans

December 2, 2011

Family Assistance Plan

Counsel: SkyWest, Carlos Lopez


OST-1995-236 - Warsaw Agreements

December 12, 2011

Warsaw Agreement

By: Michael Kraupp



OST-2011-0076

January 12, 2012

Request of SkyWest Airlines for Small-Aircraft Designations

SkyWest asks the Department to designate SkyWest Airlines, Inc. d/b/a US Airways Express for scheduled combination service between Phoenix, Arizona, on the one hand, and Guadalajara, Guaymas, Hermosillo and Manzanillo, Mexico, on the other hand, to be operated pursuant to a cooperative 'marketing arrangement between SkyWest and US Airways. SkyWest plans to initiate service on the first of these routes beginning in April 2012 using 50-seat CRJ-200 aircraft provided all necessary government approvals have been secured, and SkyWest urges the Department to make these designations as soon as possible so that SkyWest can secure the necessary foreign approvals and US Airways can begin marketing the new services in advance of start-up.

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


January 13, 2012

Re: Polling Results of SkyWest Airlines

We have polled the carriers on the service list for SkyWest's January 12, 2012 designation request and have received non-objections from all US carriers served. SkyWest asks that these designations be granted promptly so Sky West can secure the necessary foreign approvals, make final operating plans, and so US Airways can begin marketing these Phoenix-Guadalajara/Guaymas/Hermosillo/Manzanillo flights well in advance of start-up.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Gerald Murphy, 202-508-8855


Filed January 12, 2012 | Approved January 13, 2012

DOT Approval of Request of SkyWest Airlines

By: Brett Kruger


 

OST-2012-0128 - Exemption - Chicago-Nassau

July 23, 2012

Application for an Exemption

SkyWest plans to operate scheduled Chicago-Nassau service year-round on Sundays as a United Express carrier with CRJ-700 aircraft from its existing fleet and will commence service in February 2013, provided that all necessary approvals have been secured. SkyWest will operate these services as a United Express carrier pursuant to a capacity purchase agreement with United.

In its December 18, 2007 application for blanket open-skies certificate authority in Docket OST-2007-0084, SkyWest made a separate request for certificate authority to provide scheduled combination service to various open-entry Caribbean countries, including the Bahamas. In its order issuing SkyWest's open skies certificate, the Department noted that it would defer and handle separately the carriers' requests for US-Caribbean certificate authority. See Order 2008-4-26. The Department has yet to act on those requests.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Gerald Murphy, 202-508-8855


 

OST-2012-0128 - Exemption - Chicago-Nassau

July 25, 2012

Re: Polling Results

We have polled and received non-objections from each of the carriers on the attached service list for the above-referenced application. Prompt approval of this application is requested so SkyWest can secure foreign authority and make final operating plans.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Gerald Murphy, 202-508-8855


 

OST-2012-0128 - Exemption - Chicago-Nassau

Filed July 23, 2012 | Issued August 2, 2012

Notice of Action Taken

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Chicago, Illinois and Nassau, Bahamas.

SkyWest states that it plans to operate year-round Chicago-Nassau service on Sundays, beginning in February 2013, as a United Express carrier. SkyWest will display the “UA*” designator code on flights operated by SkyWest.

By: Paul Gretch


 

OST-2006-25495 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Guadalajara/Mazatlan/San Jose del Cabo Codeshare with Delta

September 4, 2012

Application for Renewal

SkyWest applies for renewal of an exemption authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail on the following US-Mexico routes: (1) Salt Lake City-Guadalajara; (2) Salt Lake City-Mazatlan; and (3) Salt Lake City-San Jose del Cabo, including authority to combine this exemption with other SkyWest certificate and exemption authority. SkyWest seeks renewed exemption authority for at least two additional years or until 90 days after the Department grants SkyWest certificate authority to operate this city-pair route, whichever occurs first.

Pursuant to its exemption authority, SkyWest currently operates nonstop service as a Delta Connection carrier in cooperation with Delta on each of the above-referenced routes. This Sky West-operated Delta Connection service is currently offered on a seasonal basis on all three routes. Accordingly, SkyWest requests that its renewed exemption authority confirm that SkyWest may continue to operate all three of these US-Mexico routes on a seasonal basis.

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





OST-2007-29016 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Puerto Vallarta Codeshare with Delta

September 4, 2012

Application for Renewal

SkyWest applies for renewal of an exemption authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Salt Lake City and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, including authority to combine this exemption with other SkyWest certificate and exemption authority. SkyWest seeks renewed exemption authority for at least two additional years or until 90 days after the Department grants SkyWest certificate authority to operate this city-pair route, whichever occurs first.

Pursuant to its exemption authority, SkyWest currently operates nonstop service as a Delta Connection carrier in cooperation with Delta on the above-referenced route. This SkyWest-operated Delta Connection service is currently offered on a seasonal basis. Accordingly, SkyWest requests that its renewed exemption authority confirm that SkyWest may continue to operate this US-Mexico route on a seasonal basis.

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


 

Served September 28, 2012

Notice of Registration of Trade Name

On September 21, 2012, SkyWest Airlines, Inc., a US certificated air crrier, requested that the Department register the trade name "American Eagle" for use in SkyWest's air transportation operations.

Part 215 of the Depatiment's regulations provides that any air calTier 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, SkyWest states it has been authorized by Americam Airlines, Inc., to use the American Eagle trade name in conjunction with its codesharing relationship with American.

Since SkyWest has complied with the requirements of Part 215, we acknowledge the registration of the trade name "American Eagle" for immediate use in its operations.

By: Todd Homan


 

OST-2006-25495 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Guadalajara/Mazatlan/San Jose del Cabo

Filed September 4, 2012 | Issued October 2, 2012

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between: (1) Salt Lake City, Utah and Guadalajara, Mexico; (2) Salt Lake City, Utah and Mazatlan, Mexico; and (3) Salt Lake City, Utah and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, and to combine this exemption with other Skywest certificate and exemption authority.

Skywest states that it serves these markets on a seasonal basis as a Delta Connection carrier, in cooperation with Delta Air Lines, Inc.

By: Paul Gretch





OST-2007-29016 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Puerto Vallarta Codeshare with Delta

Filed September 4, 2012 | Issued October 2, 2012

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Salt Lake City, Utah and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and to combine this exemption with other SkyWest certificate and exemption authority.

SkyWest states that it serves this route on a seasonal basis as a Delta Connection carrier, in cooperation with Delta Air Lines, Inc.

By: Paul Gretch


 

OST-2013-0198 - Exemption - Houston-Nassau

November 14, 2013

Application for an Exemption

SkyWest plans to operate scheduled Houston-Nassau service year-round as a United Express carrier with CRJ-700 aircraft from its existing fleet and will commence service in March 2014, provided that all necessary approvals have been secured. SkyWest will operate these services as a United Express carrier pursuant to a capacity purchase agreement with United.

SkyWest urges the Department to act promptly so it can secure foreign authority and make final operating plans, and so United can begin marketing these Houston-Nassau flights well in advance of flight operations. Authorizing SkyWest to operate Houston-Nassau flights and United to display the "UA *" designator code on SkyWest flights will provide substantial consumer benefits by introducing new U.S.-Bahamas service options for the U.S. traveling public, including the online connections offered between points on United's network via Houston.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Gerald Murphy, 202-508-8855


 

OST-2013-0198 - Exemption - Houston-Nassau

November 18, 2013

Re: Polling Results

We have polled and received non-objections from each of the carriers on the attached service list for the above-referenced application. Prompt approval of this application is requested so SkyWest can secure foreign authority and make final operating plans, and so that United can begin marketing these flights well in advance of flight operations.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Gerald Murphy, 202-508-8855


 

OST-2013-0198 - Exemption - Houston-Nassau

November 19, 2013

Re: City of Houston and Houston Airport System Letter in Support

Houston enthusiastically welcomes and supports SkyWest's application. Nassau is a popular leisure destination and gateway for passengers from Houston. According to data from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, in 2011 (the most recent year for which data is available), more than 17,500 travelers from Houston visited Nassau and the rest of the Bahamas. Additionally, in 2012 Houston and the Bahamas exchanged cargo with a value of more $751 million. Since 2000, the trade has grown at a compounded annual rate of more than 31%, and the Houston/Galveston Customs District currently is the Bahamas' second-largest gateway for trade with the U.S. According to data from the Greater Houston Partnership, forty-two Houston companies maintain subsidiaries in the Bahamas; for example, Houston-based Buckeye Partners LP recently acquired an 80% stake in Bahamas Oil Refining Company International, which operates the Caribbean's largest petroleum storage terminal.

By: Ian Wadsworth


 

OST-2013-0198 - Exemption - Houston-Nassau

Filed November 14, 2013 | Issued November 21, 2013

Notice of Action Taken

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Houston, Texas and Nassau, Bahamas.

SkyWest will begin service in March 2014 operating as a United Express carrier. United’s designator code will be displayed on flights operated by SkyWest.

SkyWest states in the instant application that it previously requested US-Caribbean certificate authority at the time it applied for a blanket open-skies certificate of public convenience and necessity. The Department granted authority to serve open-skies partners and deferred on the portion of the request that addressed specific Caribbean destinations, including the Bahamas, in Order 2008-4-26. We again defer on that request and will handle it separately.

By: Paul Gretch


 

OST-2014-0016 - Exemption - Dulles-Nassau

February 4, 2014

Application for an Exemption

SkyWest applies, pursuant to 49 USC § 40109 and Rule 302 of the Department’s Rules of Practice, for an exemption from 49 USC § 41101 authorizing SkyWest to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Washington, D.C. (Dulles) and Nassau, Bahamas on a seasonal basis commencing in June 2014. SkyWest asks that this authority become effective as soon as possible, and that the authority be effective for a two-year period or until SkyWest’s request for certificate authority to provide combination service between the United States and various open-entry Caribbean destinations is granted, whichever occurs later.

In its December 18, 2007 application for blanket open-skies certificate authority in Docket OST-2007-0084, SkyWest made a separate request for certificate authority to provide scheduled combination service to various open-entry Caribbean countries, including the Bahamas. In its order issuing SkyWest’s open skies certificate, the Department noted that it would defer and handle separately the carriers’ requests for US-Caribbean certificate authority. See Order 2008-4-26. The Department has yet to act on that request.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Gerald Murphy, 202-508-8855


 

OST-2014-0016 - Exemption - Washington Dulles-Nassau Scheduled Passenger

February 5, 2014

Re: Polling Results

We have polled and received non-objections from each of the carriers on the attached service list for the above-referenced application. Prompt approval of this application is requested so that SkyWest can secure foreign authority and make final operating plans, and so that United can begin marketing these flights well in advance of flight operations.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Steven Seiden


 

OST-2014-0016 - Exemption - Washington Dulles-Nassau Scheduled Passenger

Filed February 5, 2014 | Issued February 7, 2014

Notice of Action Taken

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Washington, DC and Nassau, Bahamas.

SkyWest will begin seasonal service in June 2014 operating as a United Express carrier. United’s designator code will be displayed on flights operated by SkyWest.

By: Paul Gretch


 

OST-2014-0022 - United - Exemption and Designation - Los Angeles-Durango
OST-2014-0023 - SkyWest - Exemption and Designation - Los Angeles-Durango

February 12, 2014

Joint Application for Exemptions and Designations

United and SkyWest apply for exemptions from 49 USC § 41101 authorizing them to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Los Angeles and Durango, Mexico beginning in June 2014. In addition, the Joint Applicants request a US-Mexico operating carrier designation for SkyWest on this route and a marketing carrier designation for United to permit United to display its “UA*” designator code on SkyWest’s flights. The Joint Applicants ask that the requested authorities become effective as soon as possible2 and that the authorities be effective for a period of at least two years.

Awarding the requested exemption authorities will permit the Joint Applicants to meet increasing demand for Los Angeles-Durango service by using SkyWest’s CRJ-200 or CRJ-700 aircraft.

SkyWest will operate these Los Angeles-Durango flights pursuant to a capacity purchase agreement with United. ExpressJet currently operates United Express service on this route using small aircraft. SkyWest will be substituted for ExpressJet upon the Joint Applicants’ receipt of all necessary approvals.

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


 

OST-2012-0128 - Exemption - Chicago-Nassau

June 2, 2014

Application for Renewal

SkyWest applies for renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Chicago, Illinois and Nassau, Bahamas. SkyWest asks that this renewed exemption authority be effective for at least two additional years or until SkyWest's request for certificate authority to provide combination service between the United States and various open-entry Caribbean destinations is granted, whichever occurs later.

its December 18, 2007 application for blanket open-skies certificate authority in Docket OST-2007-0084, SkyWest made a separate request for certificate authority to provide scheduled combination service to various open-entry Caribbean countries, including the Bahamas. In its order issuing SkyWest's open skies certificate, the Department noted that it would defer and handle separately the carriers' requests for US-Caribbean certificate authority. See Order 2008-4-26. The Department has yet to act on those requests.

Renewal of this exemption authority is clearly in the public interest as it will permit SkyWest to continue to operate Chicago-Nassau scheduled service year-round as a United Express carrier using its CRJ-700 aircraft.

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


 

OST-2012-0128 - Exemption - Chicago-Nassau

Filed June 2, 2014 | Issued June 19, 2014

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Chicago, Illinois and Nassau, Bahamas.

SkyWest operates Chicago-Nassau services as a United Express carrier for United Airlines, Inc.

By: Paul Gretch


 

OST-2006-25495 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Guadalajara/Mazatlan/San Jose del Cabo Codesharing with Delta Air Lines

August 4, 2014

Application for Renewal

SkyWest for renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Salt Lake City, on the one hand, and Guadalajara, Mazatlan, and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, on the other hand. SkyWest asks that this renewed exemption authority be effective for at least two additional years.

SkyWest’s Salt Lake City-Guadalajara/Mazatlan/San Jose del Cabo exemption authority was granted by Notice of Action Taken dated October 2, 2012, in this docket. Absent renewal, SkyWest’s authority will expire on October 2, 2014. Renewal of this exemption authority is clearly in the public interest as it will permit SkyWest to continue to operate Salt Lake City-Guadalajara/Mazatlan/San Jose del Cabo scheduled service on a seasonal basis as a Delta Connection carrier using its CRJ-900 aircraft.

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





OST-2007-29016 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Puerto Vallarta Codeshare with Delta Air Lines

August 4, 2014

Application for Renewal

SkyWest for renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Salt Lake City and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. SkyWest asks that this renewed exemption authority be effective for at least two additional years.

SkyWest’s Salt Lake City-Puerto Vallarta exemption authority was granted by Notice of Action Taken dated October 2, 2012, in this docket. Absent renewal, SkyWest’s authority will expire on October 2, 2014. Renewal of this exemption authority is clearly in the public interest as it will permit SkyWest to continue to operate Salt Lake City-Puerto Vallarta scheduled service on a seasonal basis as a Delta Connection carrier using its CRJ-900 aircraft.

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


 

OST-2006-25495 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Guadalajara/Mazatlan/San Jose del Cabo Codesharing with Delta Air Lines

Filed August 4, 2014 | Issued August 21, 2014

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between: (1) Salt Lake City, Utah and Guadalajara, Mexico; (2) Salt Lake City, Utah and Mazatlan, Mexico; and (3) Salt Lake City, Utah and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

SkyWest states that it serves these markets on a seasonal basis as a Delta Connection carrier, in cooperation with Delta Air Lines, Inc.

By: Paul Gretch





OST-2007-29016 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Puerto Vallarta Codeshare with Delta Air Lines

Filed August 4, 2014 | Issued August 21, 2014

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Salt Lake City and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

SkyWest states that it serves this route on a seasonal basis as a Delta Connection carrier, in cooperation with Delta Air Lines, Inc.

By: Paul Gretch


 

OST-2013-0017 - Exemptions - Houston-Queretaro/Tampico/Villahermosa Codesharing with United

November 28, 2014

Application for Renewal

SkyWest applies for renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 authorizing SkyWest to continue providing seasonal scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Houston, Texas, on the one hand, and Queretaro, Tampico and Villahermosa, Mexico, on the other hand. SkyWest asks that this renewed exemption authority be effective for a period of at least two years. Absent renewal, SkyWest’s authority will expire on January 28, 2015.

Renewal of this exemption authority is clearly in the public interest as it will permit SkyWest to continue operating scheduled Houston-Queretaro/Tampico/Villahermosa service on a seasonal basis as a United Express carrier using its CRJ-700 aircraft.

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


 

OST-2013-0017 - Exemptions - Houston-Queretaro/Tampico/Villahermosa Codesharing with United

Filed November 28, 2014 | Issued January 12, 2015

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Houston, Texas, on the one hand, and Queretaro, Tampico and Villahermosa, Mexico, on the other hand.

SkyWest states that it serves the routes on a seasonal basis as a United Express carrier, in cooperation with United Airlines, Inc.

By: Paul Gretch


 

OST-2015-0118 - Statements of Authorization - US-Third Country Codesharing with Ethiopian Airlines

May 26, 2015

Joint Application for Statements of Authorization and Joint Blanket Codeshare Notice

SkyWest and Republic d/b/a United Express jointly apply for blanket statements of authorization pursuant to Part 212 of the Department’s regulations to facilitate codeshare services with Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise, which is a codeshare partner of United (See Notice of Action Taken dated Jun. 13, 2014 in Dockets OST-2004-19148 and OST-2014-0082). Specifically, the Joint Applicants request authorization to display Ethiopian’s’ “ET*” designator code on flights operated by them as United Express carriers between points in the US and between US points and points in third countries. The Joint Applicants respectfully request the Department’s prompt approval of this application so that the marketing and sale of these codeshare services can begin without delay.

Ethiopian has agreed to the display of the “ET*” designator code on flights operated by the Joint Applicants. Pursuant to this agreement, the “ET*” designator code will also be displayed on flights operated by United Express carriers operating aircraft with fewer than 60 seats. These carriers are excluded from this application since Department regulations exempt such operations from the statement of authorization requirement.

Counsel: Silverberg Goldman, Michael Goldman, 202-944-3305 for Ethiopian / Crowell & Moring, Gerald Murphy, 202-624-2500 for United


 

OST-2013-0198 - Exemption - Houston-Nassau

September 22, 2015

Application for Renewal

SkyWest applies, pursuant to 49 USC § 40109 and Subpart C of the Department's Rules of Practice, for renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Houston, Texas and Nassau, Bahamas. SkyWest asks that this renewed exemption authority be effective for a period of at least two years or until SkyWest's request for certificate authority to provide combination service between the United States and various open-entry Caribbean destinations is granted, whichever occurs later.

In its December 18, 2007 application for blanket open-skies certificate authority in Docket OST-2007-0084, SkyWest made a separate request for certificate authority to provide scheduled combination service to various open-entry Caribbean countries, including the Bahamas. In its order issuing SkyWest's open skies certificate, the Department noted that it would defer and handle separately the carriers' requests for US-Caribbean certificate authority. See Order 2008-4-26 at n. 3. The Department has yet to act on those requests.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Gerald Murphy, 202-508-8855




OST-2013-0198 - Exemption - Houston-Nassau

Filed September 22, 2015 | Issued October 8, 2015

Notice of Action Taken

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Houston, Texas and Nassau, Bahamas. SkyWest operates Houston-Nassau services as a United Express carrier and displays the “UA” designator code of United Airlines, Inc.

SkyWest states in the instant application that it previously requested US-Caribbean certificate authority at the time it applied for a blanket open-skies certificate of public convenience and necessity. The Department granted authority to serve open-skies partners and deferred on the portion of the request that addressed specific Caribbean destinations, including the Bahamas, in Order 2008-4-26. We again defer on that request and will handle it separately.

By: Paul Gretch


 

OST-1996-1960 - Family Assistance Plans

September 4, 2015

Family Assistance Plan

By: SkyWest, Jack Rentink


 

OST-2014-0016 - Exemption - Washington Dulles-Nassau

December 7, 2015

Application for Renewal

SkyWest applies for renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Washington, DC and Nassau, Bahamas. SkyWest asks that this renewed exemption authority be effective for a period of at least two years or until SkyWest's request for certificate authority to provide combination service between the United States and various open-entry Caribbean destinations is granted, whichever occurs later.

In its December 18, 2007 application for blanket open-skies certificate authority in Docket OST-2007-0084, SkyWest made a separate request for certificate authority to provide scheduled combination service to various open-entry Caribbean countries, including the Bahamas. In its order issuing SkyWest's open skies certificate, the Department noted that it would defer and handle separately the carriers' requests for US-Caribbean certificate authority. See Order 2008-4-26 at n. 3. The Department has yet to act on those requests. SkyWest's Washington, DC-Nassau exemption authority was granted by Notice of Action Taken dated February 7, 2014, in this docket. Absent renewal, SkyWest's authority will expire on February 7, 2016.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Gerald Murphy, 202-508-8855




OST-2014-0016 - Exemption - Washington Dulles-Nassau

Filed December 7, 2015 | Issued January 26, 2016

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Washington, DC and Nassau, Bahamas. SkyWest operates Washington, DC-Nassau services as a United Express carrier for United Airlines, Inc.

By: Brian Hedberg


 

OST-2014-0060 - Exemption - Los Angeles-Leon/Guanajuato
OST-2013-0114 - Delta and SkyWest - Los Angeles-Leon/Guanajuato Codesharing

March 14, 2016

Application for Renewal

SkyWest applies for renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Los Angeles and Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico. SkyWest asks that this renewed exemption authority be effective for a period of at least two years.

SkyWest's Los Angeles-Leon/Guanajuato exemption authority was most recently granted by Notice of Action Taken dated May 12, 2014, in these dockets. Absent renewal, SkyWest's authority will expire on May 12, 2016.

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




OST-2014-0058 - Exemption - Houston-Leon/Guanajuato
OST-2014-0059 - Exemption - Houston-Leon/Guanajuato

March 28, 2016

Application for Renewal

SkyWest applies for renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Houston and Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico. SkyWest asks that this renewed exemption authority be effective for a period of at least two years operating scheduled Houston-Leon/Guanajuato service as a United Express carrier using its CRJ-200 or CRJ-700 aircraft.

SkyWest's Houston-Leon/Guanajuato exemption authority was granted by Notice of Action Taken dated May 27, 2014, in these dockets. Absent renewal, SkyWest's authority will expire on May 27, 2016.

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


 

OST-2012-0128 - Exemption - Chicago-Nassau

April 20, 2016

Application for Renewal

SkyWest applies for renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Chicago, Illinois and Nassau, Bahamas. SkyWest asks that this renewed exemption authority be effective for at least two additional years or until SkyWest's request for certificate authority to provide combination service between the United States and various open-entry Caribbean destinations is granted, whichever occurs later.

In its December 18, 2007 application for blanket open-skies certificate authority in Docket OST-2007-0084, SkyWest made a separate request for certificate authority to provide scheduled combination service to various open-entry Caribbean countries, including the Bahamas. In its order issuing SkyWest's open skies certificate, the Department noted that it would defer and handle separately the carriers' requests for US-Caribbean certificate authority. See Order 2008-4-26 at n. 3. The Department has yet to act on those requests.

SkyWest's Chicago-Nassau exemption authority was originally granted by Notice of Action Taken dated August 2, 2012, and most recently renewed by Notice of Action Taken dated June 19, 2014, in this docket. Absent renewal, SkyWest's authority will expire on June 19, 2016.

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


 

OST-2014-0100 - Exemption - Houston-Puerto Vallarta/San Jose del Cabo
OST-2014-0101 - Designation - Houston-Puerto Vallarta/San Jose del Cabo

May 27, 2016

Application for Renewal of Exemptions

SkyWest applies for renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail as a United Express carrier between Houston, on the one hand, and Puerto Vallarta and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, on the other hand. SkyWest asks that this renewed exemption authority be effective for a period of at least two years.

SkyWest’s Houston-Puerto Vallarta/San Jose del Cabo exemption authority was granted by Notice of Action Taken dated July 29, 2014, in these dockets. Absent renewal, SkyWest’s authority will expire on July 29, 2016.

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



OST-2006-25495 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Guadalajara/Mazatlan/San Jose del Cabo

June 22, 2016

Application for Renewal of Exemption

SkyWest applies, pursuant to 49 USC § 40109 and Subpart C of the Department’s Rules of Practice, for renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Salt Lake City, on the one hand, and Guadalajara, Mazatlan, and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, on the other hand. SkyWest asks that this renewed exemption authority be effective for at least two years.

SkyWest’s Salt Lake City-Guadalajara/Mazatlan/San Jose del Cabo exemption authority was originally granted by Notice of Action Taken dated October 2, 2012, and most recently renewed by Notice of Action Taken dated August 21, 2014, in this docket. Absent renewal, SkyWest’s authority will expire on August 21, 2016.

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





OST-2007-29016 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Puerto Vallarta Codesharing with Delta

June 22, 2016

Application for Renewal of Exemption

SkyWest applies, pursuant to 49 USC § 40109 and Subpart C of the Department’s Rules of Practice, for renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Salt Lake City and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. SkyWest asks that this renewed exemption authority be effective for at least two years.

SkyWest’s Salt Lake City-Puerto Vallarta exemption authority was originally granted by Notice of Action Taken dated October 2, 2012, and most recently renewed by Notice of Action Taken dated August 21, 2014, in this docket. Absent renewal, SkyWest’s authority will expire on August 21, 2016.

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


 

OST-2016-0156 - Exemption and Certificate - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger

August 5, 2016

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

SkyWest Airlines hereby applies for an exemption and a certificate of public convenience and necessity broadly authorizing SkyWest to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail to serve the US-Mexico market to the full extent available under the amended US-Mexico air transport agreement signed December 18, 2015, which will enter into force on August 21, 2016. Specifically, SkyWest asks that the Department promptly issue a single order under the show-cause procedures described in the Streamlined Licensing Procedures Notice: (i) granting the requested exemption authority for a period of at least two years, or until the effective date of SkyWest’s US-Mexico certificate authority, whichever occurs earlier; and (ii) tentatively awarding the corresponding certificate authority. As soon as possible thereafter, SkyWest requests that the Department issue a final order granting its certificate authority for a period of at least five years.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Marc Warren, 202-624-2500


 

OST-2016-0156 - Exemption and Certificate - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger

August 9, 2016

Re: Polling Results

We have polled and received non-objections from each of the carriers on the attached service list for the above-referenced SkyWest application. Prompt approval is requested so that SkyWest can secure foreign authority and make final operating plans for any new US-Mexico service well in advance of operations, provided all necessary approvals have been secured.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Marc Warren, 202-624-2500


 

OST-2016-0156 - Exemption and Certificate - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger

Filed August 5, 2016 | Issued August 10, 2016

Notice of Action Taken

Exemption for two years for scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail (a) from a point or points in the United States to a point or points in Mexico; (b) from Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio to Mexico City, Toluca, and Acapulco, and beyond to points in Panama and beyond; (c) from New York, Washington, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Houston, to Mexico City and Toluca, and beyond to a point or points in Central and/or South America; and (d) from a point or points in the United States, via an intermediate point or points, to a point or points in Mexico, and beyond, as mutually agreed in writing by the aeronautical authorities of the Parties; and

Scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail (a) from a point or points in the United States, via an intermediate point or points, to a point or points in Mexico, and beyond; and (b) from a point or points in Mexico to any point.

We will handle SkyWest’s request for certificate authority separately.

By: Brian Hedberg


 

OST-2017-0006 - Statement of Authorization - Los Angeles-San Jose del Cabo Codesharing with AeroMexico

January 10, 2017

Application for Statement of Authorization

SkyWest applies for a statement of authorization pursuant to Part 212 of the Department’s regulations to display Aeromexico’s “AM*” designator code on flights SkyWest operates as a Delta Connection carrier between Los Angeles, California and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, beginning on or about February 17, 2017.

SkyWest, Delta and AeroMexico have finalized plans for AeroMexico to display its “AM*” designator code on Delta Connection flights operated by SkyWest on the Los Angeles-San Jose del Cabo route using SkyWest’s 76-seat Embraer ERJ-175 and/or CRJ-900 aircraft

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Marc Warren, 202-624-2500


 

OST-2017-0006 - Statement of Authorization - Los Angeles-San Jose del Cabo Codesharing with AeroMexico

January 11, 2017

Re: Polling Results

We have polled and received non-objections from each of the carriers on the attached service list for the above-referenced SkyWest application. Prompt approval is requested so that SkyWest, Delta and AeroMexico can secure foreign authority and make final operating plans for this new codeshare service well in advance of operations, provided all necessary approvals have been secured.

Counsel: Crowell & Moring, Steven Seiden, 202-624-2609


 

OST-2017-0006 - Statement of Authorization - Los Angeles-San Jose del Cabo Codesharing with AeroMexico

Filed January 10, 2017 | Issued January 12, 2017

Department Action on Application

Application of SkyWest Airlines, Inc. for a statement of authorization under 14 CFR Part 212 to permit SkyWest to display the “AM*” designator code of Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. on flights operated by SkyWest as a Delta Connection carrier between Los Angeles, California and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

SkyWest states that the Los Angeles-San Jose del Cabo codeshare service will be begin on or about February 17, 2017.

By: DOT


 

OST-2017-0073 - Statement of Authorization - US-Australia/Third Country Codesharing with Alaska Air/Qantas

May 31, 2017

Application for a Statement of Authorization and Blanket Codeshare Notice

Qantas has agreed to the display of its “QF*” designator code on flights operated by SkyWest. This arrangement is covered under the existing codeshare agreement between Alaska and Qantas, pursuant to which Qantas places its designator code on scheduled flights operated by Alaska in several markets. The carriers now wish to expand their codeshare services to authorize SkyWest to display Qantas’ “QF*” designator code on certain flights that it conducts on behalf of Alaska.

SkyWest, which is a codeshare partner of Alaska (See Department Action dated July 31, 2008 in Docket OST-2008-0230), will display the “QF*” code on flights that SkyWest operates for Alaska pursuant to the Codeshare Agreement between Alaska and Qantas.

Specifically, SkyWest, Alaska and Qantas have finalized plans for Qantas to initially display its “QF*” designator code on flights operated by SkyWest for Alaska on the San Francisco-Santa Ana, San Francisco-Minneapolis/St. Paul and Los Angeles-San Jose routes using SkyWest’s 76-seat Embraer E175 aircraft beginning on or about July 1, 2017. Each carrier already holds the requisite underlying economic authority necessary to engage in such codeshare services. See, e.g., Orders 2008-8-17 (Qantas), 2007-7-3 (Alaska) and 2008-4-26 (SkyWest).

Counsel: Jenner & Block, Marc Warren, 202-639-6897


 

OST-2017-0073 - Statement of Authorization - US-Australia/Third Country Codesharing with Alaska Air/Qantas

June 5, 2017

Re: Polling Results

We have polled and received non-objections from each of the carriers on the attached service list for the above-referenced SkyWest1 application. Prompt approval is requested so that SkyWest, Alaska and Qantas can make final operating plans for this new codeshare service well in advance of operations, provided all necessary approvals have been secured.

Counsel: Jenner & Block, Steven Seiden, 202-639-5343


 

OST-2017-0073 - Statement of Authorization - US-Australia/Third Country Codesharing with Alaska Air/Qantas

Filed May 31, 2017 | Approved June 8, 2017

Department Action on Application

Application of SkyWest Airlines, Inc. for a blanket statement of authorization under 14 CFR Part 212 to display the “QF*” designator code of Qantas Airways Limited on flights operated by SkyWest between: (1) points in the United States in conjunction with services held out by Qantas between Australia and the United States; and (2) points in the United States and points in third countries in conjunction with services held out by Qantas between Australia and such third countries.

SkyWest states that code-share service will be begin on or about July 1, 2017. SkyWest states that, as a codeshare partner of Alaska Airlines, Inc., SkyWest will display the “QF*” code on flights that SkyWest operates for Alaska pursuant to the Codeshare Agreement between Alaska and Qantas. See Docket OST-2008-0230.

By: Darren Jaffe


 

OST-2013-0198 - Exemption - Houston-Nassau

August 9, 2017

Application for Renewal of an Exemption

SkyWest applies for renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 permitting SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Houston, Texas and Nassau, Bahamas. SkyWest asks that this renewed exemption authority be effective for a period of at least two years or until SkyWest’s request for certificate authority to provide combination service between the United States and various open-entry Caribbean destinations is granted, whichever occurs later.

Counsel: Jenner & Block, Marc Warren, 202-639-6897


 

OST-2013-0198 - Exemption - Houston-Nassau

Filed August 9, 2017 | Issued August 28, 2017

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Houston, Texas and Nassau, Bahamas. SkyWest operates Houston-Nassau services as a United Express carrier and displays the “UA” designator code of United Airlines.

SkyWest states in the instant application that it previously requested US-Caribbean certificate authority at the time it applied for a blanket open-skies certificate of public convenience and necessity. The Department granted authority to serve open-skies partners and deferred on the portion of the request that addressed specific Caribbean destinations, including the Bahamas, in Order 2008-4-26. We again defer on that request and will handle it separately.

By: Brian Hedberg


 

OST-2014-0016 - Exemption - Washington Dulles-Nassau

November 27, 2017

Application for Renewal of an Exemption

SkyWest applies, pursuant to 49 USC § 40109 and Subpart C of the Department’s Rules of Practice, for renewal of its exemption from 49 USC § 41101 permitting SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Washington, DC and Nassau, Bahamas. SkyWest asks that this renewed exemption authority be effective for a period of at least two years or until SkyWest’s request for certificate authority to provide combination service between the United States and various open-entry Caribbean destinations is granted, whichever occurs later.

In its December 18, 2007 application for blanket open-skies certificate authority in Docket OST-2007-0084, SkyWest made a separate request for certificate authority to provide scheduled combination service to various open-entry Caribbean countries, including the Bahamas. In its order issuing SkyWest’s open-skies certificate, the Department noted that it would defer and handle separately the carriers’ requests for US-Caribbean certificate authority. See Order 2008-4-26 at n.3. The Department has yet to act on those requests.

Counsel: Jenner & Block, Marc Warren, 202-639-6897


 

OST-2017-0073 - SkyWest - US-Australia/Third Country Codesharing with Alaska Air/Qantas
OST-2008-0230 - Alaska Air and Horizon Air - Blanket Codesharing with Qantas Airways

March 29, 2018

Re: Notice of Additional Codesharing

Alaska Airlines, Inc. and SkyWest Airlines, Inc, in accordance with the Department Actions on Application issued July 31, 2008 and June 8, 2017 in the above-referenced dockets, which granted Alaska and SkyWest blanket statements of authorization to display the "QF" designator code of Qantas Airways Limited on Alaska-operated and SkyWest-operated flights, hereby provide notification of their intent to display Qantas' designator code on flights operated by either Alaska or SkyWest between the following points:

Counsel: Cozen O'Connor, David Heffernan, 202-463-2537


 

OST-2016-0156 - Exemption and Certificate - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger

June 6, 2018

Application for Renewal of an Exemption

SkyWest applies for renewal of its exemption from § 41101 authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between points in the United States and points in Mexico. SkyWest requests that this renewed exemption authority be effective for a period of at least two years. SkyWest’s US-Mexico exemption authority was originally granted by Notice of Action Taken dated August 10, 2016, in this docket. Absent renewal, SkyWest’s authority will expire on August 10, 2018.

Counsel: Jenner & Block, Marc Warren, 202-639-6073


 

OST-2016-0156 - Exemption and Certificate - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger

Filed June 6, 2018 | Issued July 18, 2018

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail (a) from a point or points in the United States to a point or points in Mexico; (b) from Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio to Mexico City, Toluca, and Acapulco, and beyond to points in Panama and beyond; (c) from New York, Washington, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Houston, to Mexico City and Toluca, and beyond to a point or points in Central and/or South America; and (d) from a point or points in the United States, via an intermediate point or points, to a point or points in Mexico, and beyond, as mutually agreed in writing by the aeronautical authorities of the Parties; and

Scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail (a) from a point or points in the United States, via an intermediate point or points, to a point or points in Mexico, and beyond; and (b) from a point or points in Mexico to any point.

By: Brian Hedberg


 

OST-2009-0087 - Alaska Airlines - Codesharing with Air Pacific
OST-2018-0005 - Fiji Airways - Codesharing with Alaska Airlines

May 21, 2019

Joint Application for Amended Statements of Authorization

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Horizon Air Industries, Inc., and SkyWest Airlines, Inc. hereby apply to amend their statements of authorization to display the FJ* designator code of Air Pacific Limited d/b/a Fiji Airways on flights operated by the Alaska Carriers. Fiji Airways hereby applies for an amended exemption to the extent necessary to engage in these expanded codesharing operations with the Alaska Carriers.

The Joint Applicants have been codesharing since 2009. They currently conduct codeshare operations pursuant to a Notice of Action Taken issued by the Department on June 20, 2018 under which the Alaska Carriers display Fiji Airways' FJ* designator code on the Alaska Carriers' flights between Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada, and also between San Francisco and certain points in the US and Mexico.

The Joint Applicants have recently agreed to expand their codesharing services to include additional routes. The Alaska Carriers will display Fiji Airways' FJ* designator code on the following routes:

San Francisco-Everett/Paine Field,
Honolulu-Anchorage,
Honolulu-Portland,
Honolulu-San Diego,
Honolulu-San Jose, and
Honolulu-Seattle

Counsel: Cozen O'Connor, David Heffernan, 202-463-2537 for Alaska Air/Horizon Air / Jenner & Block, Marc Warren, 202-639-6897 for SkyWest / KMA Zuckert, David Endersbee, 202-973-7935 for Fiji Airways


 

OST-2009-0087 - Alaska Airlines - Codesharing with Air Pacific
OST-2018-0005 - Fiji Airways - Codesharing with Alaska Airlines

May 29, 2019

Re: Polling Results

We have polled each of the US air carrier representatives listed on the attached service list regarding the above-referenced joint application. Each of the carrier representatives has advised that it has no objection to the Department’s grant of the requested amended statements of authorization and exemption. As noted in the application, the carriers plan to commence marketing the proposed codeshare service as soon as all government approvals are obtained, and would greatly appreciate the Department’s expedited action to approve the application.

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


 

OST-2016-0156 - Exemption and Certificate - US-Mexico

July 1, 2020

Application for Renewal of an Exemption

SkyWest applies for renewal of its exemption from § 41101 authorizing SkyWest to continue providing scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between points in the United States and points in Mexico. SkyWest requests that this renewed exemption authority be effective for a period of at least two years.

SkyWest’s US-Mexico exemption authority was originally granted by Notice of Action Taken dated August 10, 2016, in this docket, and was renewed by Notice of Action Taken dated July 18, 2018, in this docket. Absent renewal, SkyWest’s authority will expire on July 18, 2020.

Counsel: Jenner & Block, Marc Warren, 202-639-6073

 

OST-2016-0156 - Exemption and Certificate - US-Mexico


July 3, 2020

Re: Polling Results

We have polled and received non-objections from each of the carrier representatives on the attached service list for the above-referenced SkyWest Airlines, Inc. application for renewal of an exemption.

Counsel: Jenner & Block, Marc Warren, 202-639-6073




Filed July 1, 2020 | Issued July 6, 2020

Notice of Action Taken

Reneal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail (a) from a point or points in the United States to a point or points in Mexico; (b) from Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio to Mexico City, Toluca, and Acapulco, and beyond to points in Panama and beyond; (c) from New York, Washington, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Houston, to Mexico City and Toluca, and beyond to a point or points in Central and/or South America; and (d) from a point or points in the United States, via an intermediate point or points, to a point or points in Mexico, and beyond, as mutually agreed in writing by the aeronautical authorities of the Parties; and

Scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail (a) from a point or points in the United States, via an intermediate point or points, to a point or points in Mexico, and beyond; and (b) from a point or points in Mexico to any point.

By: Esta Rosenberg


 

OST-1996-1960 - Family Assistance Plans

May 22, 2020

Re: Family Assistance Plan

By: Logan Philpps


 

Order 2020-10-11
OST-2016-0177 - ABX Air - US-Mexico All-Cargo
OST-2016-0178 - Air Transport Int'l - US-Mexico All-Cargo
OST-2016-0149 - Alaska Air - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger
OST-2019-0067 - Allegiant Air - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger
OST-2016-0138 - American - US-Mexico
OST-2016-0159 - Amerijet Int'l - US-Mexico Scheduled Cargo
OST-2016-0155 - Atlas Air - US-Mexico Scheduled Cargo
OST-2016-0142 - Delta - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger
OST-2019-0174 - Eastern Airlines - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger
OST-2016-0140 - Envoy Air - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger
OST-2016-0160 - ExpressJet - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger
OST-2016-0164 - FedEx - US-Mexico Scheduled Cargo
OST-2016-0141 - Frontier Airlines - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger
OST-2016-0150 - Horizon Air - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger
OST-2016-0154 - JetBlue - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger
OST-2016-0147 - Mesa Airlines - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger
OST-2016-0158 - Polar Air Cargo - US-Mexico Scheduled Cargo
OST-2016-0144 - Republic Airways - US-Mexico
OST-2016-0156 - SkyWest - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger
OST-2016-0157 - Southwest - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger
OST-2016-0146 - Spirit Airlines - US-Mexico Scheduled Passenger
OST-2016-0143 - Sun Country - US-Mexico
OST-2016-0145 - United - US-Mexico
OST-2016-0161 - UPS - US-Mexico Scheduled Cargo

Issued August 20, 2020 | Served October 21, 2020

Order Issuing Certificates

By this order we grant the applications of the above-captioned US air carriers for certificate authority to provide service between the United States and Mexico.

On December 18, 2015, the governments of the United States and Mexico signed the US-Mexico Air Transport Agreement that subsequently entered into force on August 21, 2016. The Agreement removed previous long-standing limitations on the number of US carriers that could be designated to provide services in certain US-Mexico city-pair markets.

Beginning August 1, 2016, the captioned carriers filed applications for exemption authority and for certificates of public convenience and necessity to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation to the full extent authorized under the Agreement. The carriers filed and perfected their applications as required by 14 CFR Part 201 and served the applications as required by 14 CFR §302.203. This order addresses only the award of certificate authority, as the Department has already granted exemption authority to the captioned carriers.

By: Esta Rosenberg

 

 

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