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Emirates and American Airlines join forces in call to cut UK’s Air Passenger Duty

Emirates and American Airlines – two of the world’s most recognized and largest airlines – have joined in the call for a “significant cut” in the UK’s Air Passenger Duty. The two carriers have joined the ‘A Fair Tax on Flying’ bid, which is supported by ABTA, the Airport Operator’s Association, Airlines UK, and the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK). The development comes on the heels …

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JetBlue CEO Blasts Big U.S. Airlines for Wielding ‘Anti-Consumer Power’

By Brian Sumers – skift.com JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes on Monday criticized United, American and Delta airlines for opposing the three-largest Gulf carriers as they expand in the United States, calling the situation “…the perfect illustration of how we see mega-carriers trying to use their muscle and deep pockets to limit competition.” “The Big 3 act like it’s the end of the world,” Hayes told the Aero Club of Washington, …

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United Airlines President says he expects U.S. government to do the right thing against Gulf carriers

United Airlines President Scott Kirby believes that the United States government will eventually come around to “do the right thing” and make a decision against the three Middle Eastern airlines which are flooding the market with cheap fares. “Our political system in the United States is messy and often frustrating, but the great thing about this country is at the end of the day, we do the right thing,” Kirby …

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Qatar Airways drops plans to purchase stake in American Airlines

In what can only be described as yet another sign of the deepening dispute between the United States and the Gulf-based carriers, Qatar Airways has announced that it would no longer pursue an ownership stake in American Airlines. Earlier, American had notified both Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi that it would stop its codesharing agreements with them. Back in June, Qatar Airways notified American Airlines of its …

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Corporate executives urge US Secretary of State to keep aviation pacts with Gulf nations

Supporters of Middle Eastern airlines claim that major United States carriers cannot prove that new flight routes come at the cost of American jobs. This, they declared during a half-hour meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Opening talks with the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar over trade claims could hurt travel and tourism and urge other countries to take actions against the U.S. “with some …

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Major airlines urge Trump to take action against Gulf carriers accused of Open Skies violations

Three of the United States largest airlines along with several members of Congress are making noise again in order to sway the federal government into taking action against Middle Eastern countries who are allegedly subsidizing their state-run airlines. Delta, United, and American Airlines have accused the United Arab Emirates and Qatar of breaching international aviation pacts, known as Open Skies agreements, which permit airlines to operate internationally without government interference. …

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US airlines slapped with fines after violating rules geared to protect consumers

Three airlines from the United States have been made to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines over government claims of violations of rules aimed at protecting consumers. The Transportation Department announced the violations and the fines that were slapped against American Airlines Group, Delta Air Lines and Frontier Airlines in documents that were made public last week. The findings come from different inquiries made by the Transportation Department. …

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Qatar Airways keen on pursuing stake in American Airlines

Qatar Airways has said that it would push forward with plans to buy a stake in American Airlines even though the US-based carrier just recently ended their codeshare agreement. American just announced that it was ending codeshare pacts with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways as “an extension of our stance against the illegal subsidies that these carriers receive from their governments”. Both Gulf based carriers have denied the allegations. American’s …

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American Airlines quits codeshare agreements with Etihad and Qatar Airways

American Airlines has put an end to their codeshare agreements with Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways in an apparent sign of protest against the allegations of government subsidies the Middle East carriers are receiving. American has already informed the two carriers of the codeshare terminations on June 29. The last valid date of travel using the codeshare will be March 24, 2018. However, a spokesperson from American confirmed that all …

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Trump administration reconsidering aviation agreements with Middle East airlines

The Trump administration is giving a couple of international aviation agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar second thoughts after they were accused of being illegally subsidized by Persian Gulf countries. The Trump administration have been repeatedly urged by the three major US airlines— Delta, United and American — for action on the matter, arguing that they simply offer no match against the deep coffers of the competition. National …

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