"In the case of CVG
, Delta already had the authority, Comair was just asking for it as well."
If that is true, I wonder why? If Delta has the authority and Comair flies Delta Express as a contract with Delta, why does Comair need a seperate authority?
This happened when HP
applied for LAX
/MZT, to be flown as HP
Express by Mesa.
UAL protested, and I agree with them.
Under the US/Mexico bilateral only two airlines from each country can serve any city pair between the two countries.
So if both Delta and Comair have CVG
/Mesa has LAX
/MZT) no other US airline can fly the route. Now, I doubt many would want to, but the point is that if it can happen on one city pair, it can happen on any city pair.
This is screwing with the bilateral agreement.
Either Delta Express is Delta or it isn't.