DOT finalizes approval of IATA Resolution 787. The U.S.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON – The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 76.9 percent in May, down from both the 79.4 percent on-time rate posted in May 2013 and the 79.6 percent on-time rate posted in April 2014.
In addition, the reporting carriers canceled 1.9 percent of their scheduled domestic flights in May, up from the 1.1 percent cancellation rate posted in both May 2013 and in April 2014.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a final rule that expands the Department of Transportation’s current requirement that air carriers report incidents involving the loss, injury or death of an animal during air transport to the Department. The rule will become effective on January 1, 2015.