Alaska Airlines Win Bid To Halt PenAir Mail Contract

Law360, New York (September 27, 2010, 2:22 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Postal Service was wrong to allow Alaskan bush airline Peninsula Airways Inc. to begin carrying mail on routes meant for larger carriers, granting a request by PenAir's competitors to revoke its contract.

Granting a motion for summary judgment, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Thursday that the USPS overstepped the law when it decided PenAir could carry mail on mainline routes even though it did not meet certain prerequisites....
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