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Emirates has contributed US$21.3 billion to the US economy

A study conducted by the Campbell-Hill Aviation Group has shown that Emirates has contributed heavily to the economy of the United States, having supported more than 104,000 American jobs and contributed US$21.3 billion in revenue, including US$10.5 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and US$6.4 billion of labor income in 2015. The said research was led by the Campbell-Hill Aviation Group, a well-known economic consulting firm to airlines, …

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Qatar set to comply with US-mandated enhanced security measures

Qatar has no qualms regarding the enhanced security measures that would be implemented on flights to the United States, said the country’s Minister of Transport. The measures, which would be implemented within the next three weeks, could involve additional time to screen both passengers and personal electronic devices for potential concealed explosives. Minister of Transport Jassim Saif Al Sulaiti was succinct in describing what his country’s actions towards the US …

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American Airlines chief against Qatar Airways plans to buy shares in company

American Airlines’ Chief Executive Doug Parker bared that is not at all enthused with regards to Qatar Airways’ plans of purchasing as much as 10% stake of the former’s shares. In a letter penned to employees of American, Parker vowed to continue American’s “full court press … to stand up to companies that are illegally subsidized by their governments.” Parker also said that he was puzzled by Qatar Airways’ proposed …

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Emirates President optimistic that a solution for controversial laptop ban be found

Emirates Airline President Tim Clark expressed his optimism that a solution for the United States-mandated ban on large personal electronic devices inside the cabin on flights from Middle Eastern airports to the US, be found. Clark reported that the ban on PEDs larger than smartphones from 10 airports, including Emirates’ home base of Dubai “had not been well-received” in the emirate, which took huge pride on its demanding secondary search …

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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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The biggest Trump-era trade dispute may be over airlines. Here’s what’s happening.

By Ashley Nunes https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/06/16/the-biggest-trump-era-trade-dispute-may-be-over-airlines-heres-whats-happening/?utm_term=.d0b15a27515b The trade dispute that some call the biggest in history continues to simmer. For over two years, American, Delta and United Airlines have claimed that their competitors in the Gulf — Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways — are receiving billions of dollars in government subsidies, violating the spirit of bilateral air service agreements. These agreements — commonly known as Open Skies — are essentially free-trade pacts. …

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EU proposes new regulations to tackle unfair practices by foreign airlines

The European Union has recommended new rules that would counter alleged unfair practices by foreign carriers as it moves to guarantee that European airlines can stand against fierce competition overseas. The development comes as a result of numerous complaints from European carriers – of note are Air France KLM and Lufthansa – regarding the alleged illegal state subsidies that Gulf-based carriers are receiving. Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad have long …

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Emirates lashes out at Lufthansa’s “contradictory behavior”

Emirates has unleashed scathing remarks against Lufthansa after the German airline partnered with Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad Airways. In what they described as “contradictory behavior”, Emirates used an editorial piece on its public affairs journal, Open Skies, to decry German national carrier’s significant shift in stance. Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan signed a comprehensive partnership with Lufthansa, which includes codesharing, catering, as well as aircraft maintenance. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr …

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Laptop ban affecting air traffic between Middle East and the US

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that restrictions on bringing mid-sized electronic gadgets into airplane cabins on flights from the Middle East to the United States has affected air traffic between the two regions. Overall demand for air travel rose 10.7 percent in April, but the growth rate for the Middle East airlines was slower than its five-year average, the global airlines association noted. The issue stems from …

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Trump may not be such a pushover for US aviation lobby after all

By Frank Kane http://www.arabnews.com/node/1108196 Next week the annual meeting of the International Air Travel Association — the aviation industry’s global trade body — will be held in the Mexican city of Cancun. It will be a full agenda. Overcapacity, challenging market conditions and the impact of new, more fuel-efficient aircraft have all added to the problems thrown up by governments, like laptop bans and visa restrictions, and by computers, which have …

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