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Mr. President: US Open Skies policy the gold standard for trade agreements

eturbonews.com Business Travel Coalition published the following letter to US President Donald J. Trump and Members of the US Congress: July 25, 2017 President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump, US Open Skies agreements with the UAE and Qatar have delivered huge benefits to US consumers, aerospace manufacturers, the travel and tourism industry and the economy writ large. The two …

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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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Trump’s administration considering options regarding relationship with Gulf carriers

The administration of United States President Donald Trump is looking at their options regarding their relationship with carriers from the Middle East. Members from the National Economic Council, National Security Council and Department of Transportation met with White House advisors to tackle the nation’s Open Skies Agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, as US legacy operators continue to raise the issue that Gulf airlines are unfairly subsidized. Sources …

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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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Qatar Airways announces lifting of laptop ban on US-bound flights

Add Qatar Airways to the list of carriers that have announced a lifting of the ban on personal electronic devices in-cabin on flights bound for the United States. Back in March, the United States issued a ban on direct flights originating at 10 airports in eight countries – Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey – to allay fears that explosives can be stored …

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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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ICAO rejects Qatar’s request to intervene in diplomatic row

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has begged off from dipping their hands into the troubles of Qatar, citing the “lack of jurisdiction.” Qatar has asked the ICAO to intervene after its flagship airline, Qatar Airways, was restricted from entering various neighboring countries’ airspace in the region, after a major crisis that has seen numerous Arab nations to cut ties with Qatar. ICAO described its role as “limited to ensuring …

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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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