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US fines Emirates $1.5 million for operating in prohibited airspace

By Thomson Reuters Jun 13, 2024 | 2:58 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Transportation Department said on Thursday it fined Emirates $1.5 million for operating flights carrying JetBlue Airways’ designator code in prohibited airspace.

The department said that between December 2021 and August 2022, Emirates operated a significant number of flights carrying the JetBlue Airways code between the United Arab Emirates and the United States in airspace prohibited by the Federal Aviation Administration to U.S. operators. This conduct also violated a consent order issued in October 2020 fining Emirates for operating other flights in airspace under an FAA prohibition.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Leslie Adler)