WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined Frontier Airlines $1.5 million for violating the Department’s rule prohibiting long tarmac delays. The airline was ordered to cease and desist from future similar violations.
WASHINGTON – In 2016, the reporting carriers canceled 1.17 percent of their scheduled domestic flights, an improvement over the 1.5 percent cancellation rate in 2015 and the lowest in the 22 years with comparable numbers, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) released today. The previous low was 1.24 percent in 2002. The reporting carriers canceled 1.6 percent of their scheduled domestic flights in December 2016, an improvement over the 1.7 percent cancellation rate posted in December 2015, but up from the 0.3 percent rate in November 2016.
WASHINGTON – Airlines reported 11 tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and 10 tarmac delays of more than four hours on international flights in July, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today. All reported extended tarmac delays are investigated by the Department.