American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines, citing
Delta’s failure to serve the route as it had
proposed, each proposed to replace Delta and
committed to operating daily flights from
Airport to Los
In consideration of Delta’s recommitment to
year-round daily service, DOT tentatively
determined that it was in the public interest to
permit Delta to retain the Seattle-Haneda route.
However, any failure by Delta (absent DOT
authorization) to operate any Seattle-Haneda
flight, year-round, in either direction, would
constitute a violation of its authority.
Additionally, any failure by Delta (absent DOT
authorization) to perform Seattle-Haneda service
on two days of any seven-day period would mean
the immediate loss of Delta’s authority. DOT
selected American Airlines’ proposal to provide
Los Angeles-Haneda service as a backup should
Delta fail to meet its requirements in serving
the Seattle market.