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Mauiva, LLC 2012-11-3

This consent order concerns violations during 2011 and 2012 of the Federal aviation economic licensing statute and of certain consumer protection provisions of the Department of Transportation’s Public Charter regulations by Mauiva, LLC, a Public Charter operator. On its website, Mauiva held out service in a manner that could confuse the public into believing it was a direct air carrier, in violation of 49 U.S.C. § 41101. On its website and in Groupon and Living Social advertisements, Mauiva also failed to disclose the name of the direct air carrier operating its charter flights and failed to properly reference its operator-participant contract, in violation of 14 CFR 380.30. In addition, Mauiva failed to properly handle certain charter participant funds in violation of 14 CFR 380.34. These activities constituted unfair and deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition in violation of 49 U.S.C. § 41712. This order directs Mauiva to cease and desist from future violations of these statutes and Federal regulations and assesses the carrier a compromise civil penalty of $50,000.

Last updated: Tuesday, November 6, 2012