Part 380 of the DOT’s regulations (14 CFR 380) requires all persons who wish to arrange public charter flights to first submit a charter prospectus to DOT which contains information about the proposed charter program.

Air Travel

The FAA, a division within the Department of Transportation (DOT)certifies air carrier operations. Continuing approval to operate also comes from the DOT itself in the form of determining economic viability (it also includes being certain airlines operate with insurance!). A real airline is not authorized to access any funds received from an air traveler until the first leg of the purchased flight is operated. If an independent air carrier or tour operator (those not accepting payment thrugh a bonded clearing house) is processing your payment prior to your first leg of travel, this is a good sign they may be financially strapped and you are exposing yourself to disappointment.

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  • DOT Part 380 Customs Bond
  •  Depository Account
  •  Airline reservation system (SkyVantage)   
  •  Professional  24/7 call center                              Download for more details
  •  Personal customer service
  •  Full turn key marketing solution
  •  On-Line Booking engine with search engine placement

PROBLEMS for part 135 air taxi air carriers

  • Can not publish a schedule
  •  Can not sell  individual seats
  •  Only operate 4 flights a week (to any 2 city pairs)
  •  Cost of bond and depository account


  • DOT Part 380 protection
  •  You maintain operational control
  •  Professional scheduling
  •  Emergency 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
  •  Web-based flight scheduling
  •  Competitive pricing
  •  High aircraft utilization
  •  Out Source sales and marketing
  •  Full professional reporting
  •  Weekly reconciliation

Bahamas Express DOT 380 Partners

for information on becoming part of this DOT 380 network please call (754) 200-0005 

Aerborne Aviation Public Charter 10-151

Airstar Public Charter 10-228
Monarch Air Group Public Charter 11-109
PC-11-148 Public Charter Air Key West
PC-12-080 Craig Air Center
Aztec Airways Approved DOT 380 pc-11-140












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