The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has levied $30,000 in fines against Scott Air and World Travel Network for regulatory violations.
Alaska-based Scott, which operates as Island Air Express, is fined $20,000 for violating requirements that it have interstate economic authority from the DOT when advertising flights between Ketchikan and Klawock, Alaska, on its website, according to a regulatory filing on 28 December. The airline has a US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intrastate operating license.
The regional carrier accepts the department's ruling and applied for interstate authority with the DOT on 22 October, according to the filing.
World Travel Network is fined $10,000 for violating the agency's requirement that airfare advertisements include applicable taxes and fees, according to a separate filing. The travel agent advertised airfares for flights between India and Washington DC in Express India in late 2011 that stated that taxes and fees were not included but did not specify an amount.
World Travel Network told the DOT that it was "unaware" of the requirement, according to the filing.
Both decisions will be open for comment for 10 days.