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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $7 Million in Grants to Help Small Communities Improve Air Service

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Department of Transportation would provide $7 million from the Small Community Air Service Development Program to help 16 communities in 14 states develop their own solutions to local air service needs. The Department received 52 applications from 27 states.

Airlines Report No Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours on Domestic Flights, One Tarmac Delay Longer Than Four Hours on an International Flight in June

 

WASHINGTON – Airlines reported no tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and one tarmac delay of more than four hours on an international flight in June, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.  All U.S. and foreign airlines operating at least one aircraft with 30 or more passenger seats must report lengthy tarmac delays at U.S. airports.  The reported tarmac delay is under investigation by the Department.

U.S. Department of Transportation Fines Turkish Airlines Over Late, Incomplete Responses to Consumer Complaints

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today assessed a civil penalty against Turkish Airlines for not responding in a timely manner to complaints filed by consumers, including passengers with disabilities, and for not adequately responding to the passengers’ complaints in its responses.  The airline was ordered to cease and desist from further violations and assessed a civil penalty of $300,000.

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