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American Airlines Group lauds Brazilian Senate for approving Open Skies agreement with the US

The American Airlines Group showered praise upon the Brazilian Senate for giving its go ahead to the Open Skies agreement with the United States. Two years ago, American proposed a joint business arrangement with the LATAM Airlines Group of Brazil, which would cover travel between the U.S. and Canada and Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. The same pact would also benefit air travellers through reduced airfares and better …

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Brazil Senate green lights Open Skies air pact with United States

Brazil’s Senate has sanctioned the Open Skies agreement between the country and the United States, which essentially clears the path for a partnership between American Airlines Group Inc. and LATAM Airlines Group. The treaty is expected to be signed into law by the President of Brazil, Michel Temer. The pact makes way for an unlimited number of flights between Brazil and the US – which is considered to be a …

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Emirates Airline President believes a truce with US rivals could benefit them all

Tim Clark

Emirates Airlines President, Sir Tim Clark, says that his company and its United States rivals – American, Delta, and United Airlines – would all do well to agree on a truce. At the same time, Clark bewailed the campaign that his rivals are using in this long-standing dispute. “They need to grow up and we need to have a mature way of going about our business,” Clark said in a …

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Airline executives laud Trump administration’s arrangement with Qatar over subsidies

Airline executives and labor groups heaped praise on the agreement that was reached between the Trump administration and Qatar geared towards resolving a dispute over alleged unfair subsidies. “Today’s agreement by the State of Qatar is a strong first step in a process for commercial transparency and accountability, and we remain committed to working with the administration to address the harmful trade violations by the United Arab Emirates as well,” …

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US Government set to finalize agreement with Qatar to ease “Open Skies” conflict

The United States government has relayed to US carriers that Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, would be finalizing an agreement with Qatar wherein state-owned Qatar Airways would pledge to be more transparent with its financial records, and declared that it holds no plans to operate fifth freedom flights to the US. The upcoming accord comes after the State Department told US airlines in December that it wouldn’t revisit negotiations regarding …

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United States: Senate tax proposal could prove costly for foreign carriers

A proposal included in the Senate tax bill could prove costly to foreign airlines, including Gulf-based airlines that have been accused of receiving billions of dollars in unfair state subsidies. The provision would compel specific carriers that are based outside of the country to United States corporate taxes on money earned in the country if U.S. airlines do not have at least two weekly departures to or arrivals from the …

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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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