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Etihad not cutting U.S. routes in spite of Trump administration-mandated electronics ban

Gulf-based airline Etihad Airways said it remained committed to operating flights in the United States, saying demand remained high in spite of the restrictions imposed on travel and on-board electronic gadgets that was imposed on Middle Eastern carriers like them. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier boldly declared they experienced  “no significant change in demand” on flights to and from the US in recent weeks. “Demand continues to remain strong on all …

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US airlines pen letter urging US President Trump to take action over Gulf airlines

The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, an alliance between the United States’ top airlines and unions, has sent an open letter to US President Donald Trump in a renewed effort to get action taken against the alleged trade violations made by Gulf-based airline carriers. The letter has since gained traction, getting published in prominent dailies New York Post and New York Times, with critical claims that the quick rise …

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Lufthansa, Air France-KLM ask EU to take action upon unfair practices by Gulf carriers

The flagship airline carriers of France and Germany have lobbied the European Commission to look into and take action upon what they deem to be unfair practices by Gulf airlines. CEOs of Lufthansa and Air France-KLM have written to EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and asked the Commission to provide a clear definition of what practices are anti-competitive in nature and providing for the limitation of traffic rights as a …

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Etihad denies UK ´s accusation over passenger compensation

Etihad Airways has disputed the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) claims that it has broken a law with regards to the non-payment of passenger compensation for delayed flights. The CAA has come out and publicly said that Etihad is one of several airline carriers, that have breached consumer law by not providing compensation to passengers who experience a delay on the first leg of a flight, which in turn causes …

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Gulf airlines say they are helping create American jobs

Contrary to the accusations that are being hurled against them, Gulf-based airlines fired back and said that they are not destroying American jobs, but rather are helping create them. American, Delta and United Airlines continued their call for the new administration to review the Open Skies agreements, which allows Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways to fly freely from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to any U.S. destination. They allege …

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Trump to meet with US airlines CEOs

The White House has confirmed that United States President Donald Trump is planning to meet with a number of executives from various US airlines on February 9. While it remains unclear which airline CEOs will be attending the said meeting, White House press secretary Sean Spicer revealed that the president is eager to talk “about economic growth and job creation, how he’s enacting orders to make sure the country’s safe.” …

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