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New Flight Solutions, Inc., d/b/a New Flight Charters 2010-11-23

This order concerns apparent violations by New Flight Solutions, Inc., d/b/a New Flight Charters, (New Flight) of the Department’s aviation licensing requirements, 49 U.S.C. § 41101, and 49 U.S.C. § 41712, which prohibits ticket agents and air carriers from engaging in unfair and deceptive trade practices and unfair methods of competition. This order also concerns New Flight’s separate and distinct violation of 14 CFR 399.80(a), which proscribes certain practices by ticket agents that constitute unfair and deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition. This order directs New Flight to cease and desist from such further violations and assesses New Flight a compromise civil penalty of $40,000.

Compania Panameña de Aviación, S.A. 2010-11-15

This consent order concerns Internet advertisements by Compania Panameña de Aviación, d/b/a Copa Airlines, Inc. (Copa) that violated the full fare advertisement requirements specified in 14 CFR Part 399 as well as 49 U.S.C. § 41712, which prohibits unfair and deceptive practices. It directs Copa to cease and desist from future violations of Part 399 and Section 41712, and assesses the carrier a compromise civil penalty of $50,000.

Friendship Airways, Inc.d/b/a Yellow Air Taxi 2010-11-14

This consent order concerns violations by Friendship Airways, Inc., d/b/a Yellow Air Taxi (Yellow Air Taxi), of the Department’s liability insurance coverage rules, as stated in 14 CFR Parts 205 and 298 and related statutory requirements, 49 U.S.C. §§ 41101 and 41712. It directs Yellow Air Taxi to cease and desist from future violations of 14 CFR Parts 205 and 298 and 49 U.S.C. §§ 41101 and 41712, and assesses the carrier a compromise civil penalty of $30,000.

Unique Vacations, Inc. 2010-11-7

This consent order concerns advertisements by Unique Vacations, Inc., (“Unique Vacations”) that were published in print and electronic media for Sandals Resorts that violate the Department’s price advertising requirements specified in section 399.84 of the Department’s regulations (14 CFR 399.84) and constitute unfair and deceptive trade practices and unfair methods of competition in violation of 49 U.S.C. § 41712. This order directs Unique Vacations to cease and desist from future violations and assesses the company compromise civil penalties of $200,000.

City Skies, Inc., and Ronald E. Mays 2010-11-1

This consent order concerns the unauthorized advertising, sales, and operation of charter air transportation by City Skies, Inc., (“City Skies”) and Ronald E. Mays (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Respondents”). Specifically, in the fall of 2009, Ronald E. Mays, through City Skies, over which he exercised primary control and direction, engaged in air transportation as an indirect air carrier without economic authority from the Department.

Alaska Airlines, Inc. 2010-10-24

This consent order concerns violations by Alaska Airlines, Inc., (Alaska) of the full fare advertising requirements specified in 14 CFR 399.84 and the statutory prohibition against unfair and deceptive practices, 49 U.S.C. § 41712. This order directs Alaska to cease and desist from future violations of section 399.84 and section 41712, and assesses the carrier a compromise civil penalty of $50,000.

Educational Opportunities Tours, Inc. 2010-10-14

This consent order concerns advertisements by Educational Opportunities Tours, Inc., (EOT) that violated 14 CFR 399.84, the Department’s rule on requiring disclosure of the full fare in advertising, 14 CFR 399.80(f), prohibiting misrepresentations by ticket agents, and 49 U.S.C. § 41712, which prohibits unfair and deceptive practices by air carriers and ticket agents. This order assesses a compromise civil penalty of $60,000 and directs EOT to cease and desist from future similar violations.

Pacific Holidays, Inc. 2010-10-8

This consent order concerns Internet advertisements by Pacific Holidays, Inc., that violate the advertisement requirements specified in 14 CFR Part 399 as well as 49 U.S.C. § 41712, which prohibit unfair and deceptive practices. It directs Pacific Holidays to cease and desist from future violations of Part 399 and Section 41712, and assesses the company a compromise civil penalty of $30,000.

926724 Ontario Limited, d/b/a President Air Charter 2010-10-9

This consent order concerns unauthorized passenger air service between points in the United States by 926724 Ontario Limited, d/b/a President Air Charter (President Air), a Canadian air taxi operator registered with the Department pursuant to 14 CFR Part 294. This consent order also concerns President Air’s failure to file with the Department an up-to-date certificate of insurance, as required by 14 CFR Parts 205 and 294. This order directs President Air to cease and desist from such further violations and assesses President Air a compromise civil penalty of $20,000.

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