WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today proposed to select four U.S. airlines to provide new daytime service to Tokyo’s downtown Haneda airport as early as summer 2020.
Air Carrier Access Act Advisory Committee and Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that it is soliciting applications and nominations for membership on two federal advisory committees on air travel: the Air Carrier Access Act Advisory Committee (ACAA Advisory Committee) and the Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee (AAPB Advisory Committee). These committees are mandated by the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.
DOT Advises Air Travelers and Colleges About Tour Packages to College Bowl Games. The U.S.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) $200,000 for violating federal law and the Department’s rule protecting air travelers with disabilities, and ordered it to cease and desist from future similar violations.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that she has reconstituted the Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (ACPAC or Committee) and established the National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force (Task Force) as an ACPAC Subcommittee.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its May 2018 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on air carrier data compiled for the month of May 2018. The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer.
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $9.9 Million in Grants to Help Small Communities Improve Air Service
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is providing $9.925 million from the Small Community Air Service Development Program to help 16 communities in 16 states develop their own solutions to local air service needs. The Department received 53 applications from 35 states.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $677 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total $3.2 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today proposed to award new scheduled U.S. carrier flights to Havana. The awards became possible when several U.S. carriers previously awarded Havana authority chose to return their awards. DOT’s order is now open for public comment by interested parties.
DOT asked carriers that applied in the case to rank their proposals, and DOT is tentatively awarding each passenger carrier applicant’s first-ranked choice for an award as follows:
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its March 2018 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on air carrier data compiled for the month of January 2018. In January 2018, the reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 79.6 percent, up from the 76.0 percent on-time rate in January 2017, but slightly down from the 80.3 percent mark in December 2017.