Emirates: Penalty for violations on codeshare flights with JetBlue

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Airbus A220-300 (Photo: Airbus).

Emirates: Penalty for violations on codeshare flights with JetBlue

Airbus A220-300 (Photo: Airbus).
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Emirates, one of the world's leading airlines from the United Arab Emirates, is facing a $1,8 million fine imposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The reason: violations on codeshare flights that were operated jointly with the US airline JetBlue Airways until 2022. According to the US authorities, these flights did not fly over certain restricted zones, in particular the Baghdad control area, at the prescribed minimum altitude.

The US Department of Transportation accuses Emirates of violating US operating regulations on several codeshare flights between December 2021 and August 2022. These violations were due to direct instructions from Iraqi air traffic control, which Emirates crews considered binding. Emirates further argued that in some cases, flying below the minimum altitude was necessary to prevent potential traffic conflicts.

This is not the first time that Emirates has been held accountable for violating rules in US airspace. In 2019, the airline had already used parts of Iranian airspace that were closed to US airlines. A fine was also imposed for this, as these flights were also operated under the codeshare agreement with JetBlue.

The partnership between Emirates and JetBlue spanned more than a decade but ended in 2022. Emirates had decided to seek new partnerships and link up with US carrier United Airlines, leading to a re-orientation of its business strategy.

The current fine of $1,8 million is another blow to Emirates, which must not only deal with the financial consequences but also with how to avoid such violations in the future to ensure compliance with international aviation regulations.

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Amely Mizzi is Executive Assistant at Aviation Direct Malta in San Pawl il-Baħar. She previously worked in the Aircraft and Vessel Financing division at a banking group. She is considered a linguistic talent and speaks seven languages ​​fluently. She prefers to spend her free time in Austria on the ski slopes and in summer on Mediterranean beaches, practically on her doorstep in Gozo.
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