Delta to return HND slot on October 1st; American to gain HND rights

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    Delta to return HND slot on October 1st; American to gain HND rights In the coming days, we should see an announcement from either Delta Airlines, American Airlines, or the Department of Transportation (DOT) announcing that Delta will relinquish its rights to the Seattle (SEA) to Haneda (HND) slots after vigorously defending it against American earlier this year. According to a DOT filing, Delta specifically mentions: “We have determined that it is not commercially feasible to operate the slots allocated to Delta for Seattle-Haneda service on a consistent daily basis year-round because: (i) demand for Seattle-Haneda service is highly variable, peaking in the summer and declining in the winter; and (ii) Delta lacks a Japan airline partner to provide connectivity beyond Haneda to points in Japan and other countries in Asia.” Last winter, Delta operated the SEA-HND route only for one week out of every 90 days between October 2014 and March 2015. Delta has struggled to provide daily service for this route given that it claims that the route is seasonal in nature, peaking in the summer months and diminishing in the winter months. The June 15, 2015 DOT Final Order states the following: “The Department has decided to [...]
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