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U.S. Department of Transportation Soliciting Applications and Nominations for Two Federal Advisory Committees on Air Travel

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.

Updated: Friday, December 21, 2018

Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) Fined for Violating Rules Protecting Air Travelers with Disabilities

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. 

Updated: Friday, November 16, 2018

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee and National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force

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.

Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2018

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $9.9 Million in Grants to Help Small Communities Improve Air Service

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.

Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2018

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $677 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 214 Airports in 43 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.

Updated: Friday, June 8, 2018

U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes New Scheduled Services to Havana

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:

Updated: Friday, March 30, 2018

Airline On-Time Performance Up From January 2017, Slightly Down From December 2017

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. 

Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2018
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