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U.S. Travel Association launches website supporting open skies agreements

A website promoting open skies aviation agreements has been launched by The United States Travel Association. The website has dubbed “Voices for Open Skies” and it’s a platform where one can find data that highlights the economic impact of the Gulf carriers – Emirates, Etihad and Qatar – on the U.S. cities they operate to. The site boasts of quotes from business owners and travelers who claim they benefit when …

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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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Gulf airlines watch Open Skies turn to empty skies

Sean Cronin – arabnews.com The battle for Open Skies is turning to one of empty skies for Gulf airlines trying to fill the cabins of planes flying to the US. Rampant trans-Atlantic route expansion by the big three regional carriers over the last two years is putting pressure on their profitability amid fierce fare competition and passenger frustration with increased security vetting. The aggressive push by Emirates, Etihad Airways and …

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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 Chief Akbar Al Baker elected Chairman of IATA’s Board of Directors

Qatar’s recent squabbles with its neighboring countries did not prevent the International Air Transport Association (IATA) from electing Qatar Airways Group Chief Akbar Al Baker as the new Chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG). The rotating one-year term will start at the end of IATA’s Annual General Meeting in 2018 in Sydney, Australia and would remain until it concludes during the 2019 AGM. Al Baker will succeed current IATA …

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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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Qatar Airways to have access to contingency routes in early August

Access to three contingency routes over international waters would be made available to Qatar Airways in early August after a United Nations-led meeting tackled air corridors for Doha after a diplomatic rift with its neighboring countries. The closed-door meeting with the UN aviation agency governing council held in Montreal, Canada, examined contingency routes that had been planned as part of an initial agreement settled earlier this month, but not yet …

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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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Texas lawmakers press Trump administration to act on subsidized foreign airlines

Nearly the entire congressional delegation from Texas has banded together to call for the Trump administration to do something about foreign airlines that are competing with United States airlines under international “Open Skies” pacts using subsidies from their governments. The lawmakers wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and other Trump cabinet members, and pointed out the “anticompetitive practices” of three subsidized Middle Eastern carriers – Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, …

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Qatar Airways achieves 100% compliance in IATA Operational Safety Audit

Qatar Airways solidified its reputation as one of the world’s safest airlines after it achieved 100% compliance in the International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). The airline has compiled quite a safety record having first completed the audit back in 2003 and again completing it in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, each time achieving 100% compliance. Apart from Qatar Airways owning a proven track record of …

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