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OST-2007-26805 - Delta and Aeroflot - US-Russia Codesharing

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Delta Air Lines, Inc. and Aeroflot Russian Airlines

OST-2007-26805 - Statements of Authorization and Related Exemption - US-Russia Codesharing

January 3, 2007

Joint Application - Bookmarked

The Joint Applicants have entered into a reciprocal codesharing agreement, under which (i) Delta will display Aeroflot's "SU*" designator code on Delta-operated flights between Aeroflot's New York (JFK) gateway and Atlanta, Cincinnati, Orlando, San Francisco, and Seattle, and (ii) Aeroflot will display Delta's DL* designator code on Aeroflot-operated flights between Moscow and St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, and Koitsovo- Ekaterinburg, Russia. All codeshare traffic will connect to/from transatlantic service on a blind-sector basis (i.e., there will be no local traffic).

Delta is seeking exemption authority for St. Petersburg only to the extent necessary in that Delta may already hold such underlying authority by virtue of segment 3 of its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Route 616, which lists this point, in conjunction with Delta's blanket route integration certificate issued by Order 2006-1-1.

Under Annex I, Section 2(B), of the 2005 MOC, the Russian Federation may designate two additional U.S. points for Russian-carrier service and five additional points in the United States for codeshare service only. By Application dated October 13, 2006, Northwest/Aeroflot (OST-2006-26106)indicated that the Russian Federation would shortly name Minneapolis and Detroit for codeshare services, and by Application dated October 31, 2006, Continental/Aeroflot (OST-2006-26257)indicated that Cleveland would likewise be designated shortly by the Russian Federation.

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Don Hainbach, 202-776-3976 for Aeroflot / Delta and Hogan & Hartson, Robert Cohn, 202-637-4999/5659



January 12, 2007

Letter of United - Will Answer on Jan 18th 

This is to advise you that United Air Lines, Inc., intends to file an answer to the above-referenced joint application and will do so on the due date for answers to the application for exemption - January 18, 2007.

Counsel: Wilmer Hale, Jonathan Moss, 202-663-6655, jonathan.moss@wilmerhale.com



January 18, 2007

Answer of American Airlines

American does not object to this application, provided that the Department obtains assurances from the Government of the Russian Federation that Russia will promptly approve applications by U.S. carriers, including American, to engage in third‑country codesharing between the U.S. and Russia via intermediate points in Europe, consistent with the terms of the U.S.‑Russia Air Transport Agreement, as amended.

On November 8, 2006, American submitted a similar answer to the joint application of Northwest Airlines, Inc. and Aeroflot Russian Airlines for codeshare authorization currently pending in OST-2006-26106.

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


January 18, 2007

Answer of United Air Lines

As United explained in its answer and response to the similar applications of Aeroflot with Continental and Northwest, the Russian authorities have, up until now, been inconsistent in their application of the ASA to code-share services involving U.S. carriers. They have refused to approve United/Lufthansa's proposed code-share service between Frankfurt and two points in Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg), which is also consistent with the ASA.

United and Lufthansa have recently filed another application with the Russian authorities to offer daily code‑share services on these routes starting on or about March 25, 2007, the same startup date proposed by Delta and Aeroflot (and by Continental/Northwest and Aeroflot).

Given the checkered history of Russia's compliance with the code-share terms of the ASA, the Department should not act to approve code-share services to the U.S. by Aeroflot (or any other Russian carrier) with Delta (or with Northwest or Continental) until it has received appropriate assurances that Russia has approved United's code-share service with Lufthansa. It should be noted that the Annexes governing code-share service expire by their terms on March 25, 2007, the startup date proposed by Delta and Aeroflot. The Department should also receive assurances that Russia will apply the code-sharing Annexes on a non-discriminatory basis to both same country and third-country code-shares after March 25 before acting on the pending Aeroflot applications.

Counsel: Wilmer Hale, Bruce Rabinovitz, 202-663-6655, bruce.rabinovitz@wilmerhale.com



January 29, 2007

Consolidated Reply of Delta and Aeroflot

American and United urge the Department to defer action on the DeltaAeroflot Application in this docket until the U.S. Government receives "assurances" from the Russian Government concerning approval of their respective applications to engage in third-country carrier codesharing between the United States and Russia via intermediate European points. (See generally Answers of American and United, dated January 18, 2007.) The Department should not accept the invitation of American and United to delay the benefits for U.S. consumers and shippers flowing from the bilateral codesharing envisioned by the Delta-Aeroflot Application.

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Don Hainbach, 202-776-3976, dhainbach@ggh-airlaw.com for Aeroflot / Hogan & Hartson, Robert Cohn, 202-637-4999, recohn@hhlaw.com for Delta



January 31, 2007

Motion for Leave to File and Response of American Airlines

In our answer on January 18, 2007, we stated that we do not object to the applicants' request for bilateral codeshare authorization, provided that the Department obtains assurances from the Government of the Russian Federation that it will promptly approve requests by U.S. carriers, including American, to engage in third-country codesharing between the U.S. and Russia via intermediate points in Europe, consistent with the terms of the existing U.S.-Russia Air Transport Agreement.

In their reply, Delta and Aeroflot contend that "[t]he approach advocated by American... could prejudice future U.S.-Russia negotiations and ultimately impede U.S. efforts to obtain broader codeshare authority opportunities and could jeopardize or delay additional liberalization with Russia."

However, no further negotiations are required between the U.S. and Russia to address third-country codesharing for U.S. carriers such as American in the U.S.-Russia market. Those rights are already provided by the current U.S.-Russia Air Transport Agreement. The issue is not negotiation of additional rights, but implementation by Russia of bilateral provisions that are already in effect. The Department should defer action on the Delta/Aeroflot application pending assurances that Russia will approve third-country codesharing arrangements which do not require additional negotiations.

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



Filed January 3, 2007 | Issued November 10, 2008

Notice of Action Taken

Granted - Exemption for Delta for two years under 49 U.S.C. 40109 to provide: Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between a point or points in the United States, on the one hand, and St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, and Koltsovo-Ekaterinburg, Russia, on the other hand.

Delta states that it will rely on its blanket route integration certificate to combine this exemption with Delta’s U.S.-Moscow certificate authority (see Order 1995-3-25 and Order 2006-1-1). Delta holds certificate authority to serve St. Petersburg as an intermediate point only between the United States and Moscow, Russia (see Order 1995-3-25).

Granted - Exemption for Aeroflot under 49 U.S.C. 40109 to provide: Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between a point or points in Russia, on the one hand, and Atlanta, Georgia and Cincinnati, Ohio, on the other hand, via New York (JFK), New York, pursuant to a code-sharing agreement between Delta and Aeroflot.

Dismissed - Aeroflot requests that the exemption authority be granted for a two-year period.

Granted - Statement of authorization for code-share authority for Delta under 14 CFR Part 212 to: Display Aeroflot’s “SU*” designator code on flights operated by Delta between New York (JFK), on the one hand, and Atlanta, Georgia; Cincinnati, Ohio; Orlando, Florida; San Francisco, California; and Seattle, Washington, on the other hand.

The Joint Applicants state that all code-share traffic will connect to/from transatlantic service on a blind-sector basis (i.e., there will be no local traffic). Aeroflot holds a foreign air carrier permit for Russia-New York (see Order 1986-5-75) and exemption authority for Russia-Orlando, San Francisco, and Seattle (see Docket OST-1995-250).

Granted - Statement of authorization for code-share authority for Aeroflot under 14 CFR Part 212 to: Display Delta’s “DL*” designator code on flights operated by Aeroflot between Moscow, on the one hand, and St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, and Koltsovo-Ekaterinburg, on the other hand.

The Joint Applicants state that all code-share traffic will connect to/from transatlantic service on a blind-sector basis (i.e., there will be no local traffic).

We note that the Department is issuing concurrently a final order in the matter of third-country code-share opportunities in the U.S.-Russia market, allowing each of the six U.S. air carriers now seeking to implement third-country code-share services to Russia, including American and United, an opportunity to do so (see Order 2008-11-5).

By: Paul Gretch



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OST-2005-22620 - Exemption - Atlanta-Acapulco; Boston-Cancun; Los Angeles-Puerto Vallarta/San Jose del Cabo/Zihuatanejo; Washington, DC-Cancun
OST-2005-22415 - Exemption - Los Angeles-Cancun
OST-2005-22243 - Exemption - New York/Newark-Cozumel
OST-2001-10457 - Exemption - Cincinnati-Cancun
OST-2000-6816 - Exemption - Mexico City-Chicago
OST-2000-7390 - Exemption - Atlanta-San Jose del Cabo
OST-2000-8270 - Exemption - Guadalajara-Ontario
OST-2005-21075 - Exemption - Salt Lake City-Puerto Vallarta
OST-2007-28948 - Exemption - Hartford, Orlando, Raleigh/Durham-Cancun
OST-2007-29356 - Exemption and Allocation of Frequencies - New York-Cape Town via Dakar
OST-1997-3051 - Exemption - Atlanta-Antigua/St. Lucia
OST-1999-5749 - Exemption - US-Belize
OST-2008-0045 - Exemption - US-Guyana
OST-2007-0006 - US-Colombia Frequency Allocation
OST-2008-0185 - Exemption - New York-Buenos Aires
OST-2008-0212 - Frequency Allocation and Exemption Authority - US-Japan Same-Country Codesharing with Northwest
OST-2008-0232 - Exemption - Nashville-Cancun
OST-2008-0227 - Exemption and Frequencies - US-Brazil
OST-2008-0312 - Exemption and Statement of Authorization - US-Mexico Codesharing with AeroMexico
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2007-26805 - Statements of Authorization and Related Exemption - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2008-0353 - Exemption - Atlanta-Luanda/Malabo via Sal
OST-2008-0307 - 2008 US-Brazil Combination Frequency Allocation
OST-2008-0374 - Exemption - US-Mexico Codesharing on Routes Operated by Northwest and Compass
OST-2005-20145 - Exemption - Blanket Codeshare Authority
OST-2007-28567 - 2007/2008/2009 US-China Frequency Allocation
OST-1997-3289 - AeroMexico - Exemption - Blanket US-Mexico Beyond Gateways Codesharing
OST-2000-7708 - Delt and AeroMexico - Exemption/Statement of Authorization - United States-Mexico Code-Sharing
OST-2001-10833 - Delta and Aerolitoral - Statement of Authorization - US-Mexico Codesharing

May 1, 2009

Application for Renewal of Exemptions

Delta Air Lines, Inc. hereby requests renewal of the exemption and certificate authorities which enable Delta to offer scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between the United States and various foreign points. The international services for which renewal is sought are operated either by Delta or its codeshare partners. Delta requests renewal of its exemptions for a period of at least two years, and renewal of its certificates for a period of at least five years.

Counsel: Delta, Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184



June 8, 2011

Joint Application for Reciprocal Codesharing

The Joint Applicants request the following authorities:

  1. an amended statement of authorization pursuant to 14 CFR Part 212 to permit Delta to display Aeroflot’s “SU*” designator on flights operated by Delta (1) between New York and/or Atlanta, on the one hand, and Anchorage, Atlanta, Bangor, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus (Ohio), Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco, Seattle, Toledo and Washington, DC, on the other hand, and (2) between New York and Atlanta, on the one hand, and Moscow, Russia, on the other hand;
  2. a statement of authorization pursuant to 14 CFR Part 212 to permit Comair to display Aeroflot’s “SU*” designator on flights operated by Comair (1) between New York and/or Atlanta, on the one hand, and Anchorage, Atlanta, Bangor, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus (Ohio), Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco, Seattle, Toledo and Washington, DC, on the other hand;
  3. an amended statement of authorization pursuant to 14 CFR Part 212 to permit Aeroflot to display Delta’s “DL*” designator on flights operated by Aeroflot (1) between Moscow, Russia on the one hand, and Koltsovo-Ekaterinburg, Russia; Kaliningrad, Russia; Khabarovsk, Russia; Krasnodar, Russia; Magadan, Russia; Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia; Novosibirsk, Russia; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Russia; Samara, Russia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Vladivostok, Russia; Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; Tashkent, Uzbekistan; and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand, and (2) between New York, Los Angeles and Washington, on the one hand, and Moscow, Russia, on the other hand;
  4. an exemption pursuant to 49 USC § 40109 authorizing Delta to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between a point or points in the United States, on the one hand, and Kaliningrad, Russia; Khabarovsk, Russia; Magadan, Russia; Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia; Novosibirsk, Russia; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Russia; Samara, Russia; Vladivostok, Russia; Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand; and
  5. an exemption pursuant to 49 USC § 40109 authorizing Aeroflot to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between a point or points in Russia, on the one hand, and Atlanta, Bangor, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus (Ohio), Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Portland (Oregon) and Toledo, on the other hand.

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Don Hainbach, 202-776-3970 for Aeroflot / Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184 for Delta



Filed June 8, 2011 | Issued July 8, 2011

Notice of Action Taken

Delta Exemption - Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between a point or points in the United States, on the one hand, and Kaliningrad, Russia; Khabarovsk, Russia; Magadan, Russia; Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia; Novosibirsk, Russia; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Russia; Samara, Russia; Vladivostok, Russia; Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand.

Aeroflot Exemption - Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between a point or points in Russia, on the one hand, and Atlanta, Bangor, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus (Ohio), Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Portland (Oregon) and Toledo, on the other hand.

Amended Statement of Authorization - Delta requests an amended statement of authorization under 14 CFR Part 212 to display the designator code of Aeroflot on flights operated by Delta (1) between New York and/or Atlanta, on the one hand, and Anchorage, Atlanta, Bangor, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus (Ohio), Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco, Seattle, Toledo and Washington, DC, on the other hand, and (2) between New York and Atlanta, on the one hand, and Moscow, Russia, on the other hand.

Statement of Authorization - Comair requests an amended statement of authorization under 14 CFR Part 212 to display the designator code of Aeroflot on flights operated by Comair between New York and/or Atlanta, on the one hand, and Anchorage, Atlanta, Bangor, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus (Ohio), Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco, Seattle, Toledo, and Washington, DC, on the other hand.

Statement of Authorization - Aeroflot requests an amended statement of authorization under 14 CFR Part 212 to display the designator code of Delta on flights operated by Aeroflot (1) between Moscow, Russia, on the one hand, and Koltsovo-Ekaterinburg, Russia; Kaliningrad, Russia; Khabarovsk, Russia; Krasnodar, Russia; Magadan, Russia; Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia; Novosibirsk, Russia; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Russia; Samara, Russia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Vladivostok, Russia; Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; Tashkent, Uzbekistan; and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand, and (2) between New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, on the one hand, and Moscow, Russia, on the other hand.

By: Paul Gretch



OST-1997-2653 - US-China Codeshare with China Southern (Los Angeles-Guangzhou)
OST-2001-10172 - 2001 China Codeshare Points
OST-2001-9314 - US-China Codeshare with China Southern
OST-2005-20145 - Blanket Codeshare Authority
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2006-23526 - Atlanta-Quito/Guayaquil, Ecuador
OST-2007-26805 - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2009-0186 - US-Grenada
OST-2010-0089 - Detroit-Sao Paulo
OST-2010-0095 - Delta and Gol - US-Brazil Codesharing
OST-2010-0133 - Minneapolis/St. Paul-Mexico City
OST-2010-0176 - US-Japan-Palau
OST-2010-0196 - San Antonio/Columbus/Austin/Tampa-Cancun
OST-2010-0230 - Memphis-Mexico City
OST-2011-0065 - US-China Reciprocal Codesharing
OST-2011-0110 - Delta and AeroMexico - US-Mexico Transborder Routes

September 20, 2011

Application for Renewal of Exemption and Certificate Authorities

Delta Air Lines, Inc. hereby requests renewal of exemption and certificate authorities which enable Delta to offer scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between the United States and various foreign points. The international services for which renewal is sought are operated either by Delta or its codeshare partners. Delta requests renewal of its exemptions for a period of at least two years, and renewal of its certificates for a period of at least five years.

Counsel: Delta, Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184



OST-1997-2653 - US-China Codeshare with China Southern (Los Angeles-Guangzhou)
OST-2001-10172 - 2001 China Codeshare Points
OST-2001-9314 - US-China Codeshare with China Southern
OST-2005-20145 - Blanket Codeshare Authority
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2006-23526 - Atlanta-Quito/Guayaquil, Ecuador
OST-2007-26805 - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2009-0186 - US-Grenada
OST-2010-0089 - Detroit-Sao Paulo
OST-2010-0095 - Delta and Gol - US-Brazil Codesharing
OST-2010-0133 - Minneapolis/St. Paul-Mexico City
OST-2010-0176 - US-Japan-Palau
OST-2010-0196 - San Antonio/Columbus/Austin/Tampa-Cancun
OST-2010-0230 - Memphis-Mexico City
OST-2011-0065 - US-China Reciprocal Codesharing
OST-2011-0110 - Delta and AeroMexico - US-Mexico Transborder Routes

September 21, 2011

Motion for Leave to Withdraw

Delta Air Lines, Inc. requests leave to withdraw its omnibus renewal application, filed yesterday in the above-captioned dockets.

Counsel: Delta, Sascha Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184



OST-1997-2653 - US-China Codeshare with China Southern (Los Angeles-Guangzhou)
OST-2001-10172 - 2001 China Codeshare Points
OST-2001-9314 - US-China Codeshare with China Southern
OST-2005-20145 - Blanket Codeshare Authority
OST-2005-22228 - Streamlining Regulatory Procedures for Licensing US and Foreign Carriers
OST-2006-23526 - Atlanta-Quito/Guayaquil, Ecuador
OST-2007-26805 - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2009-0186 - US-Grenada
OST-2010-0089 - Detroit-Sao Paulo
OST-2010-0095 - Delta and Gol - US-Brazil Codesharing
OST-2010-0133 - Minneapolis/St. Paul-Mexico City
OST-2010-0176 - US-Japan-Palau
OST-2010-0196 - San Antonio/Columbus/Austin/Tampa-Cancun
OST-2010-0230 - Memphis-Mexico City
OST-2011-0065 - US-China Reciprocal Codesharing
OST-2011-0110 - Delta and AeroMexico - US-Mexico Transborder Routes

Filed September 21, 2011 | Approved October 27, 2011

DOT Approval of Motion of Delta for Leave to Withdraw

We grant the motion of Delta Air Lines to withdraw its omnibus renewal application filed September 20, 2011, in the above-referenced dockets.

By: Brett Kruger


 

OST-2005-20145 - Blanket Codeshare Authority
OST-2006-23526 - Atlanta-Quito/Guayaquil
OST-2007-26805 - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2009-0186 - US-Grenada
OST-2011-0110 - US-Mexico Transborder Routes Codesharing with AeroMexico
OST-2011-0153
- US-Argentina Reciprocal Codesharing with Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral

April 16, 2013

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authorities

Delta hereby requests renewal of the exemption authorities which enable Delta to offer scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between the United States and various foreign points. The international services for which renewal is sought are operated either by Delta or its codeshare partners. Delta requests renewal of its exemptions for a period of at least two years.

Counsel: Delta, Alexander Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184


 

Filed April 16, 2013 | Issued June 27, 2013

Notice of Action Taken

Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between a point or points in the United States, on the one hand, and Kaliningrad, Russia; Khabarovsk, Russia; Magadan, Russia; Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia; Novosibirsk, Russia; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Russia; Samara, Russia; Vladivostok, Russia; Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand.

We note that under the US-Russian Federation Air Transport Agreement, Delta may serve Kaliningrad, Novosibirsk and Samara as the marketing carrier on a codeshare-only basis.

By: Paul Gretch


 

June 28, 2013

Application for an Exemption

Joint Stock Company “Aeroflot-Russian Airlines” hereby applies for an exemption, previously granted by the Department on July 8, 2011, pursuant to 49 USC § 40109 to permit Aeroflot to hold out scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between the Russian and US points specified below pursuant to a reciprocal codeshare agreement with Delta Air Lines. Aeroflot requests that the exemption be granted for a one year period.

More specifically, Aeroflot requests an exemption authorizing Aeroflot to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between a point or points in Russia, on the one hand, and Atlanta, Bangor, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Portland and Toledo, on the other hand.

The statement of authorization granted to Aeroflot authorizing the codeshare services was granted for an indefinite period. Aeroflot’s exemption was granted for a period of one year, and due to an administrative oversight, was not renewed prior to its expiration.

Aeroflot, previously, registered the name Joint Stock Company “Aeroflot–Russian Airlines” pursuant to Part 215 of the Department’s regulations and intends to file an application to amend its foreign air carrier permit and to reissue its existing authority in that name.

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Don Hainbach, 202-776-3970


 

Filed June 28, 2013 | Issued July 1, 2013

Notice of Action Taken

Exemption under 49 USC § 40109 to permit Aeroflot to provide scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between a point or points in Russia, on the one hand, and Atlanta, Bangor, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Portland and Toledo, on the other hand.

We note that under the Agreement, Aeroflot may serve Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Philadelphia as the marketing carrier on a codeshare-only basis.

The applicant’s previous exemption authority to serve the subject markets expired when the applicant failed to seek timely renewal. Our approval of its present request does not serve to insulate the applicant from any enforcement action which may be taken by the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings.

On June 28, 2013, we orally granted the exemption authority requested by the applicant. Our action here serves to confirm our oral approval. We acted on the application without awaiting expiration of the 15-day answer period with the consent of all parties served.

By: Paul Gretch


 

August 16, 2013

Joint Application

The Joint Applicants request the following authorities:

(a) an amended statement of authorization pursuant to 14 C.F.R. Part 212 to permit Delta to display Aeroflot’s “SU*” designator on flights operated by Delta between New York, on the one hand, and Baltimore, MD; Buffalo, NY; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Norfolk, VA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; San Antonio, TX; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Montreal, Canada; Quebec City, Canada; and Toronto, Canada, on the other;

(b) a statement of authorization pursuant to 14 C.F.R. Part 212 to permit Endeavor to display Aeroflot’s “SU*” designator on flights operated by Endeavor between New York, on the one hand, and Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH;
Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX; Detroit, MI; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Norfolk, VA; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; San Antonio, TX; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Washington, DC; Montreal, Canada; Quebec City, Canada; and Toronto, Canada, on the other;

(c) an exemption pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 40109 authorizing Aeroflot to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between a point or points in Russia, on the one hand, and Baltimore, MD; Buffalo, NY; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Norfolk, VA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; San Antonio, TX; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; ontreal, Canada; Quebec City, Canada; and Toronto, Canada, on the other.

The Joint Applicants require the authority from the Department described herein because Delta and Aeroflot have expanded the list of routes on which they will codeshare relative to their prior approved application for codeshare authority. In addition, Delta and Aeroflot have now also reached agreement for the Aeroflot code to be placed on flights operated by Delta regional affiliate Endeavor.

The Joint Applicants have agreed to expand codesharing as follows:

Delta and/or Endeavor will display Aeroflot’s “SU*” designator code on Delta and/or Endeavor operated flights between New York, on the one hand, and Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX; Detroit, MI; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Norfolk, VA; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; San Antonio, TX; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Washington, DC;
Montreal, Canada; Quebec City, Canada; and Toronto, Canada, on the other.

All codeshare traffic on beyond/behind segments will connect to/from transatlantic service on a blind-sector basis (i.e., there will be no local traffic carried under the marketing carrier’s code). On transatlantic segments, codeshare service will be sold both on a local market basis and to facilitate connecting traffic.

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Don Hainbach 202-776-3970 for Aeroflot / Delta, Alexander Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184


 

September 23, 2013

Amendment No. 1

The Joint Applicants hereby amend the application to request authority to serve three additional codeshare points: San Diego, Salt Lake City, and Tampa. The Joint Applicants further amend their previous application to request (1) that the specified exemption authority for Delta and Endeavor be granted for a period ending on June 27, 2015, so as to co-terminate with Delta’s existing exemption authority in this docket, (2) that the specified exemption authority for Aeroflot be granted for a period ending on June 28, 2014, so as to co-terminate with Aeroflot’s existing exemption authority in this docket and (3) that the requested statements of authorization be granted for an indefinite duration.

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Don Hainbach, 202-776-3970 for Aeroflot / Alexander Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184 for Delta and Endeavor


 

Filed August 16, 2013 | Amended September 23, 2013 | Issued October 29, 2013

Notice of Action Taken

Amendment of exemption for Aeroflot for scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between a point or points in Russia, on the one hand, and Baltimore, MD; Buffalo, NY; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Norfolk, VA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Tampa, FL; Montreal, Canada; Quebec City, Canada; and Toronto, Canada; on the other hand.

Aeroflot’s current exemption in this Docket authorizes it to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between a point or points in Russia, on the one hand, and Atlanta, Bangor, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Portland and Toledo, on the other hand. We note that under the Agreement, Aeroflot may serve Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Philadelphia as the marketing carrier on a codeshare-only basis. See Notice of Action Taken dated July 1, 2013, in this Docket. Aeroflot also holds authority under its foreign air carrier permit (Order 1986-5-75) and additional exemption authority in Docket OST-1995-250.

Amendment of statement of authorization in order to engage in the following additional codeshare services as Delta requests an amended statement of authorization under 14 CFR Part 212 to display the designator code of Aeroflot on flights operated by Delta between New York, NY, on the one hand, and Baltimore, MD; Buffalo, NY; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Norfolk, VA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Tampa, FL; Montreal, Canada; Quebec City, Canada; and Toronto, Canada; on the other hand.

Delta’s current statement of authorization permits it to display the designator code of Aeroflot on flights operated by Delta (1) between New York and/or Atlanta, on the one hand, and Anchorage, Atlanta, Bangor, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Toledo and Washington, DC, on the other hand, and (2) between New York and Atlanta, on the one hand, and Moscow, Russia, on the other hand. See Notice of Action Taken dated July 8, 2011, in this Docket.

Statement of authorization in order to engage in the following codeshare services as Endeavor requests a statement of authorization under 14 CFR Part 212 to display the designator code of Aeroflot on flights operated by Endeavor between New York, NY, on the one hand, and Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX; Detroit, MI; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Norfolk, VA; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Tampa, FL; Washington, DC; Montreal, Canada; Quebec City, Canada; and Toronto, Canada; on the other hand.

By: Paul Gretch


 

November 20, 2013

Joint Application

The Joint Applicants request the following authorities:

(a) an amended statement of authorization pursuant to 14 CFR Part 212 to permit Aeroflot to display Delta’s “DL*” designator on flights operated by Aeroflot (1) between Moscow, Russia on the one hand and Soci, Russia; Chelyabinsk, Russia; Volgograd, Russia; Perm, Russia; Irkutsk, Russia; Ufa, Russia; Kazan, Russia; Yerevan, Armenia; and Baku, Azerbaijan on the other hand, and (2) between Miami, FL on the one hand, and Moscow, Russia, on the other hand;

(b) an exemption pursuant to 49 USC § 40109 authorizing Delta to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail (1) between a point or points in the United States, on the one hand, and Soci, Russia; Chelyabinsk, Russia; Volgograd, Russia; Perm, Russia; Irkutsk, Russia; Ufa, Russia; Kazan, Russia; Yerevan, Armenia; and Baku, Azerbaijan on the other hand, and (2) between Miami, FL on the one hand, and Moscow, Russia, on the other hand; and

(c) an exemption pursuant to 49 USC § 40109 authorizing Aeroflot to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Yerevan, Armenia and Baku, Azerbaijan through points in the Russian Federation to Anchorage; Atlanta; Baltimore; Bangor, ME; Boston; Buffalo, NY; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus; Dallas/Ft. Worth; Denver; Detroit; Honolulu; Houston; Huntsville; Indianapolis; Jacksonville; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; Minneapolis; Nashville; New Orleans; New York; Norfolk, VA; Orlando, Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; Portland, OR; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; St. Louis; Syracuse, NY; Tampa; Toledo; Washington, DC; Montreal, Canada; Quebec City, Canada; and Toronto, Canada.

The Joint Applicants have agreed to new codesharing as follows: Aeroflot will display Delta’s “DL*” designator on flights operated by Aeroflot (1) between Moscow, Russia on the one hand, and Soci, Russia; Chelyabinsk, Russia; Volgograd, Russia; Perm, Russia; Irkutsk, Russia; Ufa, Russia; Kazan, Russia; Yerevan, Armenia; and Baku, Azerbaijan on the other hand, and (2) between Miami, FL on the one hand, and Moscow, Russia, on the other hand.

Initial codeshare routes: (Delta code on Aeroflot)

Between Moscow and:
Soci, Russia;
Chelyabinsk, Russia;
Volgograd, Russia;
Perm, Russia;
Irkutsk, Russia;
Ufa, Russia;
Kazan, Russia;
Yerevan, Armenia; and
Baku, Azerbaijan
Transatlantic Routes
Miami, FL-Moscow, Russia

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Don Hainbach, 202-776-3970 / Delta, Alexander Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184


 

Filed November 20, 2013 | Issued December 6, 2013

Notice of Action Taken

Exemption for Aeroflot - Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Yerevan, Armenia and Baku, Azerbaijan through points in the Russian Federation to Anchorage; Atlanta; Baltimore; Bangor, ME; Boston; Buffalo, NY; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus; Dallas/Ft. Worth; Denver; Detroit; Honolulu; Houston; Huntsville; Indianapolis; Jacksonville; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; Minneapolis; Nashville; New Orleans; New York; Norfolk, VA; Orlando; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; Portland, OR; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; St. Louis; Syracuse, NY; Tampa; Toledo; Washington, DC; Montreal, Canada; Quebec City, Canada; and Toronto, Canada.

The Joint Applicants state that all codeshare traffic on beyond/behind segments will connect to/from transatlantic service on a blind-sector basis (i.e., there will be no local traffic).

Exemption for Delta - Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property,and mail (1) between a point or points in the United States, on the one hand, and Soci, Russia; Chelyabinsk, Russia; Volgograd, Russia; Perm, Russia; Irkutsk, Russia; Ufa, Russia; Kazan, Russia; Yerevan, Armenia; and Baku, Azerbaijan on the other hand,3 and (2) between Miami, FL, on the one hand, and Moscow, Russia, on the other hand.

Aeroflot requests an amended statement of authorization under 14 CFR Part 212 to display the designator code of Delta on flights operated by Aeroflot (1) between Moscow, Russia, on the one hand, and Soci, Russia; Chelyabinsk, Russia; Volgograd, Russia; Perm, Russia; Irkutsk, Russia; Ufa, Russia; Kazan, Russia; Yerevan, Armenia; and Baku, Azerbaijan, on the other hand, and (2) between Miami, FL, on the one hand, and Moscow, Russia, on the other hand.

The Joint Applicants state that all codeshare traffic on beyond/behind segments will connect to/from transatlantic service on a blind-sector basis (i.e., there will be no local traffic).

By: Paul Gretch


 

June 26, 2014

Application for Exemption Authority

Hereby applies for renewal of its existing exemption authority, to permit Aeroflot to hold out scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between the Russian Federation and U.S. points specified below pursuant to a reciprocal codeshare agreement with Delta Air Lines.

Aeroflot requests renewal of its exemption authority to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between a point or points in Russia, on the one hand, and Atlanta, Bangor, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus (Ohio), Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Portland (Oregon), and Toledo, on the other hand.

Aeroflot also requests renewal of its exemption authority to engage in scheduled foreign air ransportation of persons, property, and mail between a point or points in Russia, on the one hand, and Baltimore, MD, Buffalo, NY, Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, Cincinnati, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Jacksonville, FL, Nashville, TN, New Orleans, LA, Norfolk, VA, Phoenix, AZ, Pittsburgh, PA, Raleigh-Durham, NC, Richmond, VA, Rochester, NY, Salt Lake City, UT, San Antonio, TX, San Diego, CA, St. Louis, MO, Syracuse, NY, Tampa, FL, Montreal, Canada, Quebec City, Canada, and Toronto, Canada, on the other hand.

Aeroflot requests exemption authority to hold out scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Yerevan, Armenia and Baku, Azerbaijan through points in the Russian Federation to Anchorage, Atlanta, Baltimore, Bangor, Boston, Buffalo, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus (Ohio), Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los, Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland (Oregon), Raleigh-Durham, Richmond, Rochester, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Seattle, Syracuse, Tampa, Toledo, Washington, DC, Montreal, Canada, Quebec City, Canada, and Toronto, Canada, pursuant to a codeshare agreement with Delta.

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Don Hainbach, 202-776-3970


 

Filed June 26, 2014 | Issued October 27, 2014

Notice of Action Taken

Renew exemption from 49 USC § 40109 to engage in:

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between a point or points in Russia, on the one hand, and Atlanta, Bangor, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Portland (Oregon) and Toledo, on the other hand;

Under the Agreement, Aeroflot may serve Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia as the marketing carrier on a codeshare-only basis.

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between a point or points in Russia, on the one hand, and Baltimore, MD; Buffalo, NY; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Norfolk, VA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Tampa, FL; Montreal, Canada; Quebec City, Canada; and Toronto, Canada, on the other hand; and

Under the Agreement, Aeroflot may serve these points as the marketing carrier on a codeshare-only basis.

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Yerevan, Armenia and Baku, Azerbaijan through points in the Russian Federation to Anchorage, AK; Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Bangor, ME; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Honolulu, HI; Houston, TX; Huntsville, AL; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Norfolk, VA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Tampa, FL; Toledo, OH; Washington, DC; Montreal, Canada; Quebec City, Canada; and Toronto, Canada.

Under the Agreement, Aeroflot may serve the following points as the marketing carrier on a codeshare-only basis; Baltimore, MD; Buffalo, NY; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Las Vegas, NV; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Norfolk, VA; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Tampa, FL; Montreal, Canada; Quebec City, Canada; and Toronto, Canada. We further note that under the Agreement, Aeroflot may serve the following points, either with its own aircraft or as the marketing carrier in a code-share arrangement: Anchorage, AK; Atlanta, GA; Bangor, ME; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX: Honolulu, HI; Houston, TX; Huntsville, AL: Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Toledo, OH; and Washington, DC.

By: Paul Gretch


 

OST-2007-26805 - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2009-0186 - US-Grenada
OST-2011-0110 - US-Mexico Transborder Routes Codesharing with AeroMexico
OST-2011-0153
- US-Argentina Reciprocal Codesharing with Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral

June 17, 2015

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authorities

Delta Air Lines, Inc. hereby requests renewal of the exemption authorities set forth below, which enable Delta to offer scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between the United States and points in Grenada, and points in Argentina, Mexico and Russia on a codeshare basis with Aerolineas Argentina/Austral, AeroMexico and Aeroflot, repectively. Delta requests renewal of its exemptions for a period of at least two years.

Counsel: Delta, Alexander Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184


 

OST-2007-26805 - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2009-0186 - US-Grenada
OST-2011-0110 - US-Mexico Transborder Routes Codesharing with AeroMexico
OST-2011-0153
- US-Argentina Reciprocal Codesharing with Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral

June 22, 2015

Re: Polling Results

This letter is to confirm that Delta has polled all of the carriers on the service list to the above-referenced application and there are no objections. In these circumstances, we urge that the application be granted as soon as possible.

Counsel: Delta, Alexander Van der Bellen, 202-842-4184


 

OST-2007-26805 - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2011-0110 - Delta and AeroMexico - US-Mexico Transborder Routes
OST-2009-0186 - US-Grenada
OST-2011-0153 - US-Argentina Reciprocal Codesharing with Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral

Filed June 17, 2015 | Issued June 26, 2015

Notice of Action Taken

OST-2007-26805 - Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between a point or points in the United States, on the one hand, and Kaliningrad, Russia; Khabarovsk, Russia; Magadan, Russia; Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia; Novosibirsk, Russia; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Russia; Samara, Russia; Vladivostok, Russia; Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand.

OST-2011-0110 - Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between (1) Fresno, California and Guadalajara, Mexico; and (2) San Antonio, Texas and Monterrey, Mexico.

We note that under the US-Russian Federation Air Transport Agreement, Delta may serve Kaliningrad, Novosibirsk, and Samara as the marketing carrier on a codeshare-only basis.

OST-2009-0186 - 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 Grenada.

OST-2011-0153 - Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail, on a code-share only basis on Aerolineas Argentinas S.A. and Austral Lineas Aereas-Cielos Del Sur S.A. (Austral) flights, (1) between any points in the United States and four points in Argentina, and beyond to any points or points in South America; (2) between any points in the United States and five additional points in Argentina on a codeshare basis only; and (3) scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between any points in the United States and five additional points in Argentina on a code-share basis only in conjunction with a designated airline of Argentina.

By: Paul Gretch


 

October 26, 2015

Application for Exemption Authority

Aeroflot hereby applies for renewal of its existing exemption authority, to permit Aeroflot to hold out scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between the Russian Federation and US points specified below pursuant to a reciprocal codeshare agreement with Delta Air Lines. Aeroflot asks that the requested authority be renewed for a one year period.

More specifically, Aeroflot requests renewal of its exemption authority to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between Yerevan, Armenia and Baku, Azerbaijan through points in the Russian Federation to Anchorage, Atlanta, Baltimore, Bangor, Boston, Buffalo, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus (Ohio), Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los, Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland (Oregon), Raleigh-Durham, Richmond, Rochester, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Seattle, Syracuse, Tampa, Toledo, Washington, DC, Montreal, Canada, Quebec City, Canada and Toronto, Canada. That authority was granted previously by Notices of Action Taken issued July 1, 2013, October 29, 2013, and December 6, 2013, in this Docket and renewed most recently by Notice of Action Taken issued October 27, 2014. The authority is currently scheduled to expire on October 27, 2015.

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Don Hainbach, 202-776-3970


 

OST-2011-0153 - US-Argentina Reciprocal Codesharing with Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral
OST-2007-26805 - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2009-0186 - US-Grenada

April 26, 2017

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

Delta hereby requests renewal of the exemption authority set forth below, which enables Delta to offer scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail on a codeshare basis with Aerolineas Argentinas, Austral, and Aeroflot; and for own-metal service from the US to Grenada. Delta requests renewal of its exemptions for a period of at least two years.

Last Issue Date US Point Foreign Point Foreign Country Notes Docket Number
6/26/15 US Points Various points in Argentina, Intermediates and beyonds Argentina Codesharing with Aerolineas Argentinas/Austral OST-2011-0153
6/26/15 US Points Any point(s) in Grenada Grenada   OST-2009-0186
6/26/15 US Points Various Russian points & Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot OST-2007-26805

Counsel: Delta, Christopher Walker, 202-216-0700


 

OST-2011-0153 - US-Argentina Reciprocal Codesharing with Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral
OST-2007-26805 - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2009-0186 - US-Grenada

Filed April 26, 2017 | Issued May 19, 2017

Notice of Action Taken

OST-2007-26805 - Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between a point or points in the United States, on the one hand, and Kaliningrad, Russia; Khabarovsk, Russia; Magadan, Russia; Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia; Novosibirsk, Russia; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Russia; Samara, Russia; Vladivostok, Russia; Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand.

OST-2009-0186 - 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 Grenada.

OST-2011-0153 - Renewal of scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail, on a codeshare only basis on Aerolineas Argentinas S.A. and Austral Lineas Aereas-Cielos Del Sur S.A. flights, (1) between any points in the United States and four points in Argentina, and beyond to any points or points in South America; (2) between any points in the United States and five additional points in Argentina on a codeshare basis only; and (3) scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between any points in the United States and five additional points in Argentina on a codeshare basis only in conjunction with a designated airline of Argentina.

By: Brian Hedberg


 

OST-2011-0153 - US-Argentina Reciprocal Codesharing with Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral
OST-2007-26805 - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2009-0186 - US-Grenada

June 13, 2019

Application for Renewal of Exemption Authority

Delta hereby requests renewal of the exemption authority set forth below, which enables Delta to offer scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail on a codeshare basis with Aerolineas Argentinas, Austral, and Aeroflot; and for own-metal service from the US to Grenada. Delta requests renewal of its exemptions for a period of at least two years.

Counsel: Delta, Christopher Walker, 202-216-0700


 

OST-2011-0153 - US-Argentina Reciprocal Codesharing with Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral
OST-2007-26805 - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2009-0186 - US-Grenada

June 13, 2019

Re: Polling Results

This letter is to confirm that Delta has polled all of the carriers on the service list to the application filed in the above dockets and received no objections. In these circumstances, we urge that the application be granted as soon as possible.

Counsel: Delta, Christopher Walker, 202-216-0700


 

July 24, 2019

Joint Renewal Application

The Joint Applicants request renewal of the following authorities:

  1. a statement of authorization pursuant to 14 CFR Part 212 to permit Aeroflot to display Delta’s “DL*” designator for scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail (1) between a point or points in the US, on the one hand, and St. Petersburg, Russia; Krasnodar, Russia; Koltsovo-Ekaterinburg, Russia; Sochi, Russia; Chelyabinsk, Russia; Volgograd, Russia; Perm, Russia; Irkutsk, Russia; Ufa, Russia; Kazan, Russia; Kaliningrad, Russia; Khabarovsk, Russia; Magadan, Russia; Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia; Novosibirsk, Russia; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Russia; Samara, Russia; Vladivostok, Russia; Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Yerevan, Armenia; and Baku, Azerbaijan on the other hand, and (2) between Miami, FL on the one hand, and Moscow, Russia, on the other hand; and
  2. a statement of authorization pursuant to 14 CFR Part 212 to permit Delta and its connection carriers to display Aeroflot’s “SU*” designator on flights operated by Delta between Aeroflot’s US gateways and Anchorage; Atlanta; Baltimore; Bangor; Boston; Buffalo; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus; Dallas/Ft. Worth; Denver; Detroit; Honolulu; Houston; Huntsville; Indianapolis; Jacksonville; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; Minneapolis; Nashville; New Orleans; New York; Norfolk; Orlando; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; Portland, OR; Raleigh-Durham; Richmond; Rochester, MN; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; St. Louis; Syracuse; Tampa; Toledo; Washington, DC; Montreal, Canada; Quebec City, Canada; and Toronto, Canada. Delta requests that its statement of authorization extend to its Delta Connection regional affiliates which operate service for Delta within North America.

Aeroflot is a carrier of the Russian Federation, currently operating scheduled service between Moscow (SVO), on the one hand, and New York (JFK), Washington (IAD), Los Angeles, and Miami on the other hand, under its foreign air carrier permit (Order 1986-5-75) and exemption authority (Docket 50385 (now Docket OST-1995-250), timely renewal application pending and authority automatically extended

Counsel: Garofalo Goerlich, Don Hainbach, 202-776-3970 for Aeroflot / Delta, Christopher Walker, 202-216-0700


 

OST-2007-26805 - Delta and Aeroflot - US-Russia Codesharing
OST-2011-0153 - Delta/Aerolineas Argentinas/Austral - US-Argentina Reciprocal Codesharing
OST-2011-0154
- Austral - Intra-Argentina Codesharing with Delta Air Lines

July 26, 2019

Re: Polling Results

This letter is to confirm that Delta has polled all of the carriers on the service list to the applications filed in the above dockets on July 24, 2019 and received no objections. In these circumstances, we urge that the applications be granted as soon as possible.

Counsel: Delta, Christopher Walker, 202-216-0700


 

OST-2011-0153 - US-Argentina Reciprocal Codesharing with Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral
OST-2007-26805 - US-Russia Codesharing with Aeroflot
OST-2009-0186 - US-Grenada

Filed June 13, 2019 | Issued August 1, 2019

Notice of Action Taken

OST-2007-26805 - Exemption for two years for:

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between (1) a point or points in the United States, on the one hand, and Kaliningrad, Russia; Khabarovsk, Russia; Magadan, Russia; Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia; Novosibirsk, Russia; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Russia; Samara, Russia; Vladivostok, Russia; Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand; (2) between a point or points in the United States, on the one hand, and Sochi, Russia; Chelyabinsk, Russia; Volgograd, Russia; Perm, Russia; Irkutsk, Russia; Ufa, Russia; Kazan, Russia; Yerevan, Armenia; and Baku, Azerbaijan, on the other hand; and (3) between Miami, Florida, on the one hand, and Moscow, Russia, on the other hand.

In Delta’s July 24, 2019 application in Docket OST-2007-26805, filed jointly with Aeroflot, Delta states that certain points were inadvertently omitted from its exemption renewal requests filed in that docket on June 17, 2015, and April 26, 2017. Specifically, the authority to serve (1) between a point or points in the United States, on the one hand, and Sochi, Russia; Chelyabinsk, Russia; Volgograd, Russia; Perm, Russia; Irkutsk, Russia; Ufa, Russia; Kazan, Russia; Yerevan, Armenia; and Baku, Azerbaijan, on the other hand, and (2) between Miami, Florida, on the one hand, and Moscow, Russia, on the other hand. Delta requests that the Department’s approval of this pending application include these omitted points along with those listed in the latest renewal action, Notice of Action Taken dated May 19, 2017, in Docket OST-2007-26805.

OST-2009-0186 - Dismissed as moot:

The US-Grenada Open-Skies Agreement entered into force on April 10, 2018, thus the exemption authority for which Delta seeks is subsumed by Delta’s blanket open skies certificate (see Order 2007-4-27). Subsequent to filing the instant application, Delta informally advised us that this portion of the exemption request could be dismissed.

OST-2011-0153 - Exemption for two years for:

Scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail, on a codeshare-only basis on Aerolineas Argentinas S.A. and Austral Lineas Aereas-Cielos Del Sur S.A. flights, (1) between any points in the United States and four (4) points in Argentina, and beyond to any point or points in South America; (2) between any points in the United States and five (5) additional points in Argentina on a code-share basis only; and (3) scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property, and mail between any points in the United States and five (5) additional points in Argentina on a codeshare basis only in conjunction with a designated airline of Argentina.

Delta’s previous exemption authority for the routes addressed in this NOAT lapsed when it did not seek timely renewal. Thus, although Delta styled its present application as a renewal request, the application in fact constitutes a request for new exemption authority. We also note in this regard that the corresponding statements of authorization granted to Aeroflot, Aerolineas, and Austral, respectively, also ceased to be in effect pursuant to our standard code-share conditions. See Appendix C, paragraph (a) in Notices of Action Taken dated December 6, 2013, in Docket OST-2007-26805 (Aeroflot), and December 20, 2011, in Docket OST-2011-0153 (Aerolineas and Austral). We are acting concurrently on the separate applications to reinstate the lapsed statements of authorization in the respective dockets. Our actions do not serve to insulate any of the carriers involved from any enforcement action which may be taken by the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings.

By: Brian Hedberg


 

Filed July 24, 2019 | Issued August 1, 2019

Notice of Action Taken

Statements of authorization for the Joint Applicants in order to engage in the following codeshare services:

  1. The Joint Applicants request a statement of authorization pursuant to 14 CFR Part 212 to permit Aeroflot to display Delta’s “DL*” designator code on flights operated by Aeroflot (1) between a point or points in the United States, on the one hand, and St. Petersburg, Russia; Krasnodar, Russia; Koltsovo-Ekaterinburg, Russia; Sochi, Russia; Chelyabinsk, Russia; Volgograd, Russia; Perm, Russia; Irkutsk, Russia; Ufa, Russia; Kazan, Russia; Kaliningrad, Russia; Khabarovsk, Russia; Magadan, Russia, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia; Novosibirsk, Russia; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Russia; Samara, Russia; Vladivostok, Russia; Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Yerevan, Armenia; and Baku, Azerbaijan, on the other hand, and (2) between Miami, Florida, on the one hand, and Moscow, Russia, on the other hand; and
  2. The Joint Applicants request a statement of authorization pursuant to 14 CFR Part 212 to permit Delta and its connection carriers to display Aeroflot’s “SU*” designator code on flights operated by Delta between Aeroflot’s US gateways and Anchorage; Atlanta; Baltimore; Bangor; Boston; Buffalo; Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus; Dallas/Ft. Worth; Denver; Detroit; Honolulu; Houston; Huntsville; Indianapolis; Jacksonville; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; Minneapolis; Nashville; New Orleans; New York; Norfolk; Orlando; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; Portland, Oregon; Raleigh-Durham; Richmond; Rochester, Minnesota; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; St. Louis; Syracuse; Tampa; Toledo; Washington, DC; Montreal, Canada; Quebec City, Canada; and Toronto, Canada. Delta also requests that its statement of authorization extend to its Delta Connection regional affiliates3 which operate service for Delta within North America.

Delta’s exemption authority in this Docket, among others, lapsed when the carrier did not seek timely renewal. In this regard, the corresponding statements of authorization held by Aeroflot in this Docket ceased to be in effect pursuant to our standard code-share conditions. See Appendix C, paragraph (a) in Notice of Action Taken dated December 6, 2013. Thus, although the Joint Applicants styled the present application as a renewal request, our action constitutes issuance of new statements of authorization. We are acting concurrently on Delta’s separate request to reinstate its expired exemption authority. Our actions do not serve to insulate the Joint Applicants from any enforcement action which may be taken by the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings.

By: Brian Hedberg

 

 


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