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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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Delta encourages employees to join in the fight against Middle Eastern airlines

Delta is pushing its employees to push forward in their campaign for sanctions to be slapped on Gulf-based airlines Emirates, Etihad and Qatar as the row between the major U.S. international airlines and their Middle Eastern counterparts reaches fever pitch. In a 15-minute video that the carrier released, Delta warns employees that unimpeded expansion by the Gulf carriers could lead to disaster for the U.S. aviation industry. “The rules of …

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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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Major US airlines get congressional backing in battle against Middle Eastern carriers

United States’ airlines United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have found new allies in the fight against Middle East-based carriers as a bipartisan group of 17 members of the Illinois’s congressional delegation have signaled their support in urging US President Donald Trump to crack down on alleged trade violations by Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways. The aforementioned US airlines have made a lot of noise over their …

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Research says Gulf carriers brought in $7.8B worth of tourist spending to the US

Gulf carriers have brought in nearly $8 billion worth of tourist spending, according to data that was released by the United States Travel Association. A study involving the 14 cities that are currently being served by the Middle Eastern carriers have shown that last year, Gulf airlines brought nearly 1.7 million additional visitors to the US. These visitors in turn, spent a total of almost $7.8 billion during those trips. …

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US airlines workers call on Trump for action on Middle East carriers’ unfair subsidies

Pilots and flight attendants from various airlines stormed Capitol Hill to have their voice be heard in their complaint that Gulf carriers are using subsidies from their home countries to tilt the table in their favor especially on lucrative international routes. And their call for President Donald Trump to take action leaned on the same populist pitch that fueled the Republican’s rise. “President Trump has made it clear that stopping …

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Delta Air Lines gets more support in battle against Gulf-based airlines

By JANET MOORE , STAR TRIBUNE http://m.startribune.com/delta-rails-about-gulf-based-carriers/422396703/?section=local Delta Air Lines and other major U.S. carriers have been railing against what they deem unfair competition from Middle East-based airlines for several years. On Monday, Delta made a big play for support from the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which operates the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. MAC board members have supported Delta’s position on the issue in the past, and they still seem sympathetic …

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Georgia officials lobby for Trump administration to take action on Gulf-based carriers

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and other state officials have lobbied for the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to act on the long-standing row between U.S. carriers and Middle East airlines. Deal penned a letter and sent it to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Transportation Secretary Elain Chao last month and asked them to “take action” and enforce Open Skies agreements, which govern competition between airlines from different …

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