Quite an unusual consortium of US organizations have united in opposition to the three Gulf states airlines, Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad, claiming an unfair competitive advantage due to government subsidies. This proves to be an interesting fight. The US airlines are attempting to get flights to the US restricted. The strategy is to use the government subsidy claim to build a barrier to entry, reducing competition to the US airlines and protecting US jobs. Since it’s air transportation, many of the jobs are union.
I’ll use this post to link to relevant sources and update it as I come across sources. Feel free to point out sourcing that I overlook. And let me know if any of the links don’t work correctly.
Documents Submitted To DOS
- 04/17/2015 American, Delta, and United
- 04/16/2015 Emirates – Requesting Public Release of Documents
- 04/15/2015 American, Delta, and United – Corrections
- 04/10/2015 Information on Claims Raised about State Owned Airlines in Qatar and the UAE
Document Provided by Partnership for Open and Fair Skies