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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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Delta Air Lines gets more support in battle against Gulf-based airlines

By JANET MOORE , STAR TRIBUNE http://m.startribune.com/delta-rails-about-gulf-based-carriers/422396703/?section=local Delta Air Lines and other major U.S. carriers have been railing against what they deem unfair competition from Middle East-based airlines for several years. On Monday, Delta made a big play for support from the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which operates the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. MAC board members have supported Delta’s position on the issue in the past, and they still seem sympathetic …

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US Senators urge Trump administration to take firm action on Gulf-based carriers

The fight by the United States’ major airlines against Gulf-based carriers and the state subsidies they allegedly receive, got several more allies as six U.S. senators have written a letter to the U.S. Secretaries of State and Transportation, requesting “firm action” on the matter. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Johnny Isakson, Dick Durbin, Jim Inhofe, Tammy Baldwin, and Thom Tillis wrote in the letter that Gulf airlines Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and …

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Lawmakers ask Trump to take action on Gulf-based airlines

United States lawmakers are turning up the heat on President Donald Trump to ground the new roundtrip Newark, New Jersey to Athens, Greece flight by Emirates until such time that a “meaningful resolution” can be met. The move by Congress comes on the heels of a passionate appeal by the U.S. biggest airlines, which claims that the flight – which begins on Sunday – would bring unfair competition in the …

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US airlines pen letter urging US President Trump to take action over Gulf airlines

The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, an alliance between the United States’ top airlines and unions, has sent an open letter to US President Donald Trump in a renewed effort to get action taken against the alleged trade violations made by Gulf-based airline carriers. The letter has since gained traction, getting published in prominent dailies New York Post and New York Times, with critical claims that the quick rise …

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US airlines expect to boost profits with Trump’s promise of deregulation

The promise of United States President Donald Trump to roll back burdensome regulations can aid the bottomline of airlines and may also help passengers’ wallets as well. Many of those regulations result in the added fees and taxes, said Helane Becker, transportation analyst at Cowen and Company. “Most people don’t know that 25% of their ticket goes to various taxes,” added Becker. Another airline expert, Jim Corridore of the CFRA …

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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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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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