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JetBlue, Alaska, Atlas share different view on Gulf-based carriers

Whereas United States major airlines continued their campaign against Gulf-based airlines and the alleged government subsidies that they receive, the CEOs of JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings stood pat on their stance that revisiting the terms of the Open Skies agreement would be a huge mistake. Both American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker and United CEO Oscar Munoz issued scathing remarks regarding the issue at …

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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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EU sharpens competition tools to face threat of Gulf carriers

The European Commission is set to tackle a law, which will allow it to impose stiff sanctions on a non-EU carrier if they are found guilty of harming European airlines. The European Union is seeking to level the playing field between airlines by taking a stance against unfair business practices by foreign carriers and their governments, which cannot be remedied through open skies agreements. These include illegal government subsidies, favorable …

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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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U.S. Travel Association calls for Trump to uphold Open Skies agreements

While United States’ major airlines continue to rally their cause against Gulf-based airline carriers, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and urged him to continue upholding the current implementation of the Open Skies aviation agreements. Open Skies agreements have vastly expanded international passenger and cargo flights to and from the United States, promoting increased travel and trade, enhancing productivity, and spurring …

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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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US airlines CEOs ask to meet United States’ new Secretary of State on Gulf carriers

The CEOs of American Airlines Group, United Continental Holdings and Delta Air Lines have asked for a meeting with the newly appointed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to discuss the allegations that unfair government subsidies are giving Gulf-based carriers an advantage in competition. The letter, which was posted website of the US airlines-backed Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, states: “We are writing to bring to your attention an issue …

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Rapid rise of Gulf carriers coming to a halt, says Lufthansa CEO

Deutsche Lufthansa Chief Executive Officer Carsten Spohr believes that the incredible growth of Gulf-based airline carriers is steadily coming to an end. Spohr, who spoke right after signing a US$100 million global catering agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul with Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, said that the development could very well ease the pressure in what is clearly a highly competitive industry. …

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Will Trump put America first and close ‘Open Skies’ to Gulf?

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1047876 Frank Kane | Wednesday 1 February 2017 Arabian Gulf countries have so far been largely left out of the carnage that US President Donald Trump has inflicted on the world. The Muslim travel ban, the scrapping of trade deals, the proposed tariffs on commerce with some of the US’ closest neighbors, are obviously negative for Gulf countries that believe in and depend on thriving global trade. But they can probably …

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