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OST-2010-0134 - Airone Ventures - Barbados-US Scheduled Passenger


Airone Ventures Limited

OST-2010-0134 - Exemption - Barbados-US Scheduled Passenger

May 17, 2010

Application for an Exemption - Bookmarked

Motion for Confidential Treatment

Airone Ventures Limited is a new regional air carrier, and plans to operate low-fare services throughout the Caribbean and between the United States and Barbados. In this application, Airone seeks an exemption to provide scheduled foreign air transportation between the United States and Barbados. Airone is actively engaged in securing all necessary licenses and final approvals. Airone hopes to be able to start its US-Barbados service on February 1, 2011 - in time for the 2010 peak season.

Initially, Airone will provide inter-Caribbean service, and plans to offer passenger, property and mail services. It plans to add the service proposed in this application between Bridgetown, Barbados and Fort Lauderdale for the peak season 2011. Airone will offer daily return, non-stop scheduled service on this route.

Airone will use MD 82 aircraft, with 150 seats in an all-economy configuration. The aircraft will be dry-leased from Allegiant Air LLC and will be for the exclusive use of Airone Ventures Limited. The registration number and country of registration will be supplied once the aircraft have been selected. Aircraft maintenance will be performed at Bridgetown, Barbados, up to and including A check and/or Fort Lauderdale and heavy maintenance/C checks will be carried out by a third-party maintenance, repair, and overhaul provider, namely AAR Corp. in Miami, Florida.

Counsel: Troutman Sanders, Charles Hunnicutt




May 28, 2010

Amended Application for an Exemption

Airone Ventures Limited is a new regional air carrier, and plans to operate lowfare services throughout the Caribbean and between the United States and Barbados. In this amended application, Airone seeks an exemption to provide scheduled foreign air transportation between the United States and Barbados. Airone is actively engaged in securing all necessary licenses and final approvals. Airone hopes to be able to start its US-Barbados service on February 1, 2011 - in time for the 2010 peak season.

Airone amends its initial application to delete the statement that Allegiant Air is a shareholder of Airone Holdings Limited. Neither Allegiant Air nor its parent, Allegiant Travel Company, was or is a shareholder in Airone Ventures Limited or its parent AHL. Airone regrets that Allegiant Air was erroneously described as a shareholder in Airone's application filed with the US Department of Transportation last week. Airone also amends its initial application to update information relating to AHL's shareholders and Airone's leasing arrangements. Like any company seeking additional private capital, AHL's shareholders and shareholding percentages may change from time to time. The revised Exhibit A is accurate as of May 27, 2010.

Counsel: Troutman Sanders, Charles Hunnicutt


May 28, 2010

Amended Motion for Confidential Treatment

Airone Ventures Limited moves to withhold from public disclosure certain information contained in Exhibit A to its Amended Application For An Exemption. Exhibit A to the Amended Application contains the names and nationalities of individual investors. Airone does not seek protection for the amalgamated nationality percentages - only the identity of the individual investors, and in the case of the European Union the specific member states of which each investor is a citizen. The amalgamated information is more than sufficient for interested persons to analyze the ownership of Airone and the consequences for US international aviation policy.

Counsel: Troutman Sanders, Charles Hunnicutt



June 1, 2010

Re: Answer of John P.T. Gilmore

I, John P.T. Gilmore, am an interested party with respect to the subject Application. This is my Answer to that Application.

Providing more lenient conditions for the grant of foreign air transportation economic authority to foreign carriers than US carriers, both as to the time required to secure such authority and the criteria for the assessment of operating and financial fitness, will both discourage potential US applicants in competitive situations with foreign applicants and encourage US based applicants to become foreign applicants to take advantage of the more favourable treatment given to such applicants by the Department.

By: John Gilmore, 514-716-7665, jptgilmore@hotmail.com



June 7, 2010

Re: Agreement Between Airone and John P.T. Gilmore

To reduce the possibility for confusion, we offered to agree that Mr. Gilmore's answers could be treated as being responsive to the Amended Application and the Amended Motion. Mr. Gilmore and I agreed that the changes reflected in Airone's amended filings do not affect the strength of the substantive arguments in his May 25 and June 1 answers. This letter therefore reflects our agreement that his May 25 and June 1 answers could be treated as having been filed in response to the Amended Motion for Confidential Treatment, and the Amended Application, respectively, as well. Of course. his answers reflect the original shareholdings, which were changed, and the parties ask that the Department read his answer with that in mind.

Counsel: Troutman Sanders, Patricia Snyder, 202-274-2950



July 7, 2010

Re: Comments of John Gilmore

I note the July 2 Departmental Press Release DOT 132-10.

While this constitutes a material change in the bilateral regime as it relates to the above noted applications, I believe my submissions in those applications deal with such an eventuality.

Accordingly I will not be requesting leave to file further submissions as a result of this development and thought I should so advise you to permit your continued deliberations on those applications unimpeded by concern for any further action on my part.

By: John P.T. Gilmore, 514-716-7665


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