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Peter Carter, Delta's Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, highlighted the consumer benefits of international joint ventures and made a case against state-subsidized airlines in appearances at the 2019 CAPA Centre for Aviation Americas Conference. "We sometimes forget how much the international travel experience has been transformed" by airline ...
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A Deutsche Bank airline analyst asked a question recently: "Who is funding Air Italy's losses?" In a Dec. 7 report, the firm noted the obscure Italian carrier produced a negative pretax margin - i.e., a loss - of 18.4 percent last year, on top of a negative margin of 9.2 ...
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Today, the Trump administration announced an agreement with the United Arab Emirates that will protect American airline jobs and help enforce U.S. trade deals against unfair foreign business practices. Under the agreement, the UAE will make a series of changes in the way it finances and operates its state-owned enterprises ...
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Today, the Trump administration announced an important agreement with the State of Qatar that will protect American workers and result in a series of changes in the way Qatar finances and operates its state-owned enterprise, Qatar Airways, including an end to government subsidies. As part of the agreement, Qatar has ...
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More than 400 Delta employees rallied on Wednesday in support for one of the airline's most important initiatives: enforcing Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar and protecting American aviation jobs. Delta's CEO Ed Bastian, along with Heather Wingate, Delta's new Senior Vice President – Government Affairs ...
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The fight to end massive Gulf carrier subsidies and enforce Open Skies agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates reached two important milestones this week, with actions by Congress and Delta employees alike reaching impressive new thresholds. The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies announced today that 300 members ...
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Members of Congress from two more states – Wisconsin and Arizona – have added their voices to those of more than 300 U.S. Senators and Representatives who have called on the Trump administration to address the illegal subsidies that the United Arab Emirates and Qatar provide to their state-owned airlines ...
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More than 700 Delta people filled a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport hangar this week in the latest demonstration of employee support for enforcing Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar and protecting American aviation jobs. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D.-Minn., and U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R.-Minn., headlined ...
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Flight crews at all three U.S. global airlines – Delta, American and United – defend their professions and U.S. aviation jobs in a new video responding to sexist comments made by the CEO of Qatar Airways. Akbar Al Baker said in a recent public appearance that "grandmothers" comprise the cabin ...
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A bipartisan group of 17 members of the Illinois congressional delegation today sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, urging the Trump administration to enforce Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. The Illinois ...
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To explain the threat subsidized state-owned Gulf carriers pose to Delta, the U.S. aviation industry and millions of jobs, the airline produced for its employees a ​video featuring the perspectives of Delta employees and executives, as well as experts in trade, economics and aviation. Delta released a two-minute version of ...
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Qatar Airways received at least $491 million in government subsidies in fiscal year 2017, a violation of the Open Skies agreement with the United States, according to a new analysis conducted by forensic accountants for the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies. In its annual financial report, Qatar claimed it ...
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To explain the threat subsidized state-owned Gulf carriers pose to Delta, the U.S. aviation industry and millions of jobs, the airline produced for its employees this week a ​video featuring the perspectives of Delta employees and executives, as well as experts in trade, economics and aviation. The film is the ...
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All eight members of Minnesota’s delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives released a letter today sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao asking for action against egregious trade violations by Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The two countries’ have pumped over $50 billion ...
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Today, leading members of Georgia’s business community and the top political figures in the state released letters calling for action against major violations of international trade deals by the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. These two Gulf nations have funneled more than $50 billion in subsidies to their state owned ...