House Approval Sends Strong Signal that DOT Can and Must Act
Washington, DC; December 11, 2014 – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, which includes pivotal new language that delivers Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application – and its job-creating, pro-consumer, low-cost service – closer to approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). NAI’s application has been pending for nearly one year.
Language Reaffirms DOT’s Authority to Approve Application
Washington, DC; December 10, 2014 – The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations
Act, 2015, introduced in Congress last night, includes important language that paves the way for U.S.
Department of Transportation (DOT) approval of Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) foreign air
carrier permit application, which has been pending for nearly a year.
Competition is going to be a big issue this coming year. It is already, but the big airlines are making moves that beg for pushback from those who want to keep them in check and keep a competitive marketplace operating.
Here is the basic situation. Competition is losing. Next year, if airlines have their way, competition will suffer even more.