While the DOT investigates relationships between local FAA inspectors and the airline, the industry points to statistics to show that flying is incredibly safe.
David Neeleman, who is now a part owner of Portuguese airline TAP Air Portugal, is reportedly weighing backing a new entrant into the U.S. market.
Passengers and travel sellers should brace for a series of airfare increases, as the industry prepares to absorb a hefty hike in the cost of jet fuel.
The low-cost carrier acknowledged that its suspension of its normal marketing and advertising activities following the accident had a significant impact.
The airline is rapidly updating its fleet, at the rate of one jet every ten days, with Polaris first and business class seats.
The low-cost carrier will fly direct out of Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento and San Diego, as well as offer interisland service.
The low-cost offshoot of Lufthansa has ambitions to be Europe's 'value' airline, with new routes to the U.S. and a new inflight business class product.
Airlines could face claims for compensation from passengers whose European flights are canceled or delayed due to wildcat strikes, as they are not considered to be extraordinary circumstances beyond their control.
The news comes after the deadly accident aboard one of its flights last week.
Both the airline and the FAA are under scrutiny regarding questions raised of airline safety compliance and enforcement.