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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 following letter was submitted by Delta to Air Transport World on Monday in response to a column ATW published last week. Nov. 2, 2015 To the editor, Delta’s decision to cancel our Atlanta-Dubai service has been under the microscope in recent days, both by Karen Walker, the Editor-in-Chief of ...
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Delta would have no complaint competing with Gulf airlines if they weren’t accepting massive government subsidies that have distorted the competitive landscape, a Delta executive said today in an interview. “We would applaud and embrace the opportunity to compete with the Gulf carriers if in fact they were living consistent ...
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Delta will no longer fly between Atlanta and Dubai effective Feb. 11, 2016. The announcement comes amid overcapacity on U.S. routes to the Middle East operated by government-owned and heavily subsidized airlines, and less than a month after Delta reduced service between the world’s busiest airport and the Middle East’s ...
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The subsidization of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar airlines by the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar is harming carriers in Southeast Asia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, the Philippines and others, according to a release issued this week by the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies. “Subsidized Gulf ...
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The Machinists Union (IAM) continues to oppose Delta on key issues that affect jobs at U.S. airlines. This week the IAM issued a call to action for its 600,000 members to support a full reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The Machinists union claims the Bank’s loan guarantees “...create U.S ...
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Emirates Airline filed a lengthy response this week attempting to explain the $6.8 billion in subsidies and benefits it has received from the United Arab Emirates government to fund its airline in violation of Open Skies agreements. The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies responded with the following statement: “Emirates ...
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Ford Field is the latest backdrop against which CEO Richard Anderson will talk about why government subsidies that state-owned Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways receive are unfair, violate Open Skies agreements and threaten U.S. aviation jobs. The Detroit Economic Club is hosting the event. More than 300 people ...
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Much of the discussion about the government-subsidized Gulf airlines – Qatar, Etihad and Emirates airlines – centers on the aviation agreements between the U.S. and their home countries of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. These agreements, often dubbed “Open Skies,” are critical because they require a level playing field ...
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They are subsidized. These airlines are owned by their governments in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. And their governments give them money. A lot of it. An investigation by Delta, United and American airlines uncovered more than $40 billion in government subsidies that had been paid to the three ...
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With massive government subsidies and other unfair benefits fueling unprecedented growth, the Gulf carriers - Qatar, Etihad and Emirates - are increasingly targeting the U.S., including international routes that don't even touch their home countries.
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The unprecedented subsidies and other unfair benefits provided to the three major Middle Eastern carriers violate "Open Skies" and put U.S. airline jobs at risk.