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Order 2007-4-27 - Delta - Issuing Certificate (Blanket Open-Skies Certificate Authority)
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Issued April 17, 2007 | Served April 30, 2007
Under assigned authority and consistent with our streamlining and blanket open-skies certificate initiatives, we have decided to grant Delta certificate authority to serve all open-skies partners; that is, foreign aviation partners with which the United States has entered into an open-skies agreement where that agreement is being applied. We have also decided to grant to Delta certificate authority to serve Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Samoa, Singapore, and Tonga, each a signatory to the Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transportation. We defer action on the remainder of the carrier’s requests and will handle them separately. Our action here establishes for the carrier a new route certificate, in the form attached at Appendix A. We find that grant of the certificate is consistent with the public convenience and necessity. We find further that the pending open-skies request is not controversial and that it is appropriate to grant the authority at issue here under simplified procedures.
We will also grant the carrier blanket authority such that when an additional foreign aviation partner enters into an open-skies agreement with the United States, and where that agreement is being applied, authority to serve that open-skies partner will automatically be included as part of the carrier’s certificate authority without the need for further action by the Department or the carrier. We find that the award of such authority, on a prospective basis, with the enhanced administrative convenience it would accord to the carrier, is consistent with the public interest.
By: Paul Gretch