American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) obtained tentative approval for Los Angeles-Mexico trips as U.S. regulators ruled out objections of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL). The airline company is now allowed to operate on the route for a year, as stated by the U.S. Department of Transportation in backing the flight authority shift from Alaska Airlines. The regulatory body would assess the objections to the given decision in the interim or can even make it final decision in lack of opposition.
The exchange between American Airlines and Alaska allows commence flights from its Los Angeles center to Mexico and provide the route twice daily. The airline company Delta filed documents to block the agreement and urged the government to permit other air carriers to offer bid for the flying rights. American Airlines win in creating up its Los Angeles trip comes after a setback in late March.
During that time the U.S. regulators rebuffed its initiatives to take some of its peer company, Delta Airlines authority to serve Haneda airport. The airline company desired Haneda’s access to commence flying there from Los Angeles. As per a U.S.-Mexico treaty, United Airlines and Alaska is the only United States carrier companies permitted to fly between Mexico and Los Angeles. Alaska operates the flight once a day and now will be in a position to book its clients on the Mexico flights via a marketing agreement with American.
In unrelated news, American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) reported that its executive David Seymour was honored by ‘Airline trade group Airlines for America.’ He was awarded the 2015 Nuts and Bolts Award. It recognizes the outstanding service contributions of an executive in commercial aviation maintenance or engineering. Seymour was selected on the basis of his reputation and his nomination in the aviation industry. He brought together two expert teams from two different airline companies.