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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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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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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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Qatar Airways keen on pursuing stake in American Airlines

Qatar Airways has said that it would push forward with plans to buy a stake in American Airlines even though the US-based carrier just recently ended their codeshare agreement. American just announced that it was ending codeshare pacts with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways as “an extension of our stance against the illegal subsidies that these carriers receive from their governments”. Both Gulf based carriers have denied the allegations. American’s …

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American Airlines quits codeshare agreements with Etihad and Qatar Airways

American Airlines has put an end to their codeshare agreements with Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways in an apparent sign of protest against the allegations of government subsidies the Middle East carriers are receiving. American has already informed the two carriers of the codeshare terminations on June 29. The last valid date of travel using the codeshare will be March 24, 2018. However, a spokesperson from American confirmed that all …

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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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Qatar Airways commits to buying American Airlines shares

by: Simeon Kerr, Financial Times Qatar Airways is set to start purchasing shares in American Airlines soon despite resistance from the US carrier, the Gulf carrier’s chief executive said on Thursday. American Airlines has long accused the Doha-based rival of benefiting unfairly from subsidies. Even so, the fast-growing Gulf carrier aims to buy up to 4.75 per cent on the open market “depending on the share price”, Akbar al-Baker said …

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