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CARES Act Air Service Exemptions for United Airlines, Silver Airways, and Tradewind Aviation

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

United Airlines 2nd Exemption

Silver Airways 2nd Exemption

Tradewind Aviation LLC 2nd Exemption

Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation is acting on three requests for exemption from the CARES Act airline service obligations announced in Order 2020-4-2.  This is the second round of requests filed by United Airlines, Silver Airways, and Tradewind Aviation. United will be able to conduct its seasonal service during its regularly scheduled seasonal operational dates and delay the start of service to two Caribbean points (San Juan, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas, USVI).  Silver will be able to reduce its minimum service obligation at several points to one flight per week from three, and delay the start of service and cease service to two Florida points (Key West and Daytona Beach, respectively).   Tradewind Aviation will not be obligated to provide service to Teterboro, New Jersey.  The grants of relief in these cases are consistent with the minimum service level relief provided to other carriers in this Docket.  The requests and the Notices of Action Taken can be found on 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