CARES Act Air Service Exemptions for Allegiant Air
Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation is taking action on Allegiant Air’s (Allegiant) request for exemption from the CARES Act airline service obligations announced in Order 2020-4-2. The Department has granted a large portion of Allegiant’s request. The Department is providing relief to the carrier such that it will be able to reduce its minimum service obligation at several points to one flight per week from three and to cease service to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Montrose, Colorado. The Department’s actions require the airlines to continue operating a minimum number of flights to meet critical transportation needs during the COVID-19 public health emergency, but at the same time provide relief from financial and operational burdens, responding to the needs of public officials at the state, territorial, and local levels. The requests and the Notices of Action Taken can be found on www.regulations.gov by searching “Docket-DOT-OST-2020-0037.” The Department continues to review additional requests for exemption as well as the comments being submitted in the docket. Media inquiries should be directed to email@example.com.