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OST-01-9592

 


U.S.- France Combination Services

OST-01-9592 Served May 1, 2001 Notice U.S.- France Combination Services

The 1998 Air Transport Agreement (Agreement) between the United States and France provides for expansion of transatlantic scheduled air services over a five-year transition period.' During this period, U.S. airlines designated for combination services collectively may operate up to 63 additional weekly frequencies in the U.S.-France market. Pursuant to the Agreement, 14 additional frequencies become available to U.S. carriers in April 2002. In addition, one fi-equency previously allocated to Tower Air is currently available for allocation, and seven frequencies previously allocated to American by Order 98-11-19 will become available November 1, 2001.

By this notice, we invite all U.S. carriers interested in making use of the frequencies for U.S.-France scheduled combination services described above to file applications with the Department for their proposed services no later than May 11, 2001. Answers to such applications should be filed by May 18, 200 1. Replies should be filed by May 23, 2001.

Carriers that already hold the necessary underlying authority should file an application for allocation of the available frequencies. Carriers without the necessary underlying authority should file applications that include a request for exemption authority and a frequency allocation.

By:  Paul Gretch


U.S.- France Combination Services

OST-01-9592 May 11, 2001 Application of Delta Air Lines U.S.- France Combination Services
    Exhibits DL1-2:  Service Proposal  
    Service List  

Pursuant to the Department's May 1, 2001 Notice, Delta Air Lines, Inc. hereby applies for seven weekly U.S.-France combination frequencies to operate a second daily New York (JFK)-Paris flight. Delta proposes to commence the new service at the beginning of the Summer 2002 traffic season, the effective date of the new bilateral service opportunities. The need for an additional Delta New York-Paris flight is compelling. The strong local demand for New York-Paris service, combined with the substantial flow traffic generated by Delta's JFK connecting complex and Air France's Paris hub (Delta's primary European codeshare gateway), has created the need for additional Delta capacity on this critical SkyTeam Alliance "bridge" route. A second daily Delta flight will provide travelers and shippers on the JFK-Paris route, as well as in scores of connecting cities, with additional service and competitive options.

Delta will utilize B-767-300ER aircraft, configured with 48 BusinessElite and 147 Economy seats, for a total of 195 seats. Delta has B-767 aircraft available in its current fleet, as well as additional aircraft of this type on order. Delta will operate seven weekly frequencies on a JFK-CDG routing.

Counsel:  Shaw Pittman, Alexander Van der Bellen, 202.663.8060


U.S.- France Combination Services/ Delta Air Lines, Inc.

OST-01-9592 Filed May 11, 2001
Issued May 29, 2001
Notice of Action Taken U.S.- France Combination Services

Allocation of 7 weekly U.S.-France frequencies to operate a second daily New York (JFK)-Paris (CDG) flight at the start of the Summer 2002 traffic season. Delta states that it expects that Air France would code-share on the new Delta services requested here. Delta's application was filed in response to the Department's Notice dated May 1, 2001, inviting applications for allocation of available frequencies for U.S.-France air services. No other applications or responses were filed.

By:  Paul Gretch


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