Wednesday, December 5, 2012
DOT Fines Vision Airlines for Charter Violations
The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a $50,000 penalty to Vision Airlines as the result of the sudden shutdown of public charter operator Direct Air in March.
Direct Air’s shutdown forced several of the carriers it had charter agreements with to cancel the remaining flights they were scheduled to fly. Vision Airlines violated the department’s regulations prohibiting the cancellation of public charter flights less than 10 days before their scheduled departure.
Vision Airlines is the third carrier to receive a fine related to the shutdown of DirectAir, Xtra Airways and World Atlantic Airline received similar fines early this year, and the department recently introduced new rules regulating public charter flights in November. More