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Weather is No Excuse, DOT Fines AAL $1.6 Million for Tarmac Delays

The U.S. Department of Transportation has fined American Airlines $1.6 Million for violations of the tarmac delay rule during 2013 and 2015.

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Norwegian Addresses Ongoing Objections to NAI’s U.S. Operations

The Norwegian Group isn’t complacent, or taking anything for granted, after progress with USDOT towards granting Open Skies access to the U.S. for Norwegian Air International, Ireland.

The decision by the USDOT has not been popular with the lobbying groups which have fought against recognising NAI as anything more than “a flag of convenience,” and Norwegian is tackling this resistance by disputing claims on poor labor terms and negative impact to U.S. airlines and the U.S. market.

Regulatory Updates

DOT Defends Felix and Fido

The US Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced a final rule which requires airlines to report incidents of the loss, injury or death of animals transported by air. Under the new rule, US carriers large enough to account …