For decades, the United States has entered into Open Skies agreements to foster global competition, lower airfares, and increase consumer choice in aviation. These reciprocal agreements between the United States and other countries create open, [...]
Several recent opinion pieces published in outlets like the Washington Times have repeated calls for the Trump Administration to reopen U.S. Open Skies agreements with two of America's trading partners. These anticompetitive demands driven by [...]
January 30, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea Christianson; email@example.com; (202) 617-3888 Statement on State Department Open Skies Understanding Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Airlines for Open Skies Coalition issued the following statement after the [...]
December 12, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea Christianson; firstname.lastname@example.org; (202) 617-3888 Statement on State Department Meeting Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Airlines for Open Skies Coalition today issued the following statement after the State [...]
December 6, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea Christianson; email@example.com; (202) 617-3888 New Poll Shows Strong Support For Upholding Open Skies Agreements Respondents say legacy carriers should go through DOT process before lobbying on Open [...]
November 28, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea Christianson; firstname.lastname@example.org; (202) 617-3888 Statement on Section 14505 of Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Washington, D.C. - U.S. Airlines for Open Skies (USAOS) released the following statement on Section [...]
The US Legacy Carriers Complain About Gulf Carriers, But Benefit from Alliances with Foreign Government-Owned Airlines Delta, United and American Airlines ("Legacy Carriers") complain about competition from state-owned carriers Emirates, Qatar and Etihad. But the Legacy [...]
August 21, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea Christianson; email@example.com; (202) 617-3888 Download Fact Sheet PDF New Fact Sheet Finds Open Skies Agreements Support More Than 16.6 Million U.S. Jobs Washington D.C. – Today, the [...]
August 7, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea Christianson; firstname.lastname@example.org; (202) 617-3888 Download Letter PDF Airline, Travel, And Tourism Organizations Voice Support For Open Skies In New Letter Washington D.C. – Today, more than 25 [...]
Brian Sumers - July 11, 2017 In a bid to reach President Trump through his favored medium, a trade group representing four influential travel and transportation brands is buying cable TV ads asking the president [...]
Pacific Business News: Hawaiian, Other U.S. Airlines Launch Advertisements Urging Trump To Uphold Open Skies Agreements
Katie Murar - July 11, 2017 As the first U.S. Open Skies agreement turns 25, the U.S. Airlines For Open Skies Coalition - comprised of four U.S. airlines including Hawaiian - is launching advertisements this week [...]
The U.S. Airlines For Open Skies Coalition (USAOS) supports the United States’ Open Skies agreements, which promote U.S. jobs and economic growth. USAOS calls on the Trump Administration to reject the demands of [...]
FedEx President David Bronczek and JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes wrote the following in response to a March 2nd column by Kelly Riddell in The Washington Times. In this response, Bronczek and Hayes set the record straight [...]
March 14, 2017 The Honorable Frank Lobiondo, Chairman The Honorable Rick Larsen, Ranking Member Subcommittee on Aviation Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure U.S. House of Representatives 2251 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 download [...]
February 9, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea McCarthy; email@example.com; (202) 617-3888 download PDF USAOS Statement on President Trump's Meeting with U.S. Airline Leaders Washington D.C. – The U.S. Airlines for Open Skies Coalition (USAOS) today issued the [...]
February 7, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea McCarthy; firstname.lastname@example.org; (202) 617-3888 download PDF USAOS Calls On Secretaries Tillerson And Chao To Protect U.S. Open Skies Agreements; Reject Demands Of Legacy Carriers Washington D.C. – Today, the U.S. Airlines for Open [...]
“...this isn’t the United States against the U.A.E. and Qatar, it is three U.S. airlines who favor protectionism over competition,”
The U.S. Open Skies policy and resultant market liberalization agreements entered into with governments around the world are under attack...
U.S. open-skies agreements promote tourism and U.S. jobs, generate $4 billion in annual savings for passengers on U.S.-international routes...
Politico: JetBlue CEO Says Big Three Don't Speak For Everybody Kathy Wolfe - August 25, 2015 In the Open Skies fight, the feud so often gets characterized as U.S. airlines vs. Gulf carriers. But [...]
Politico: New Open Skies Group Argues Fight Isn't Just About Big 3 And Gulf Carriers Jennifer Scholtes - August 8, 2015 A newly-formed group that contains some U.S. airlines — called U.S. Airlines for Open Skies — want knownthat [...]
Travel Pulse: New US Airline Coalition Sides With Gulf Carriers Rich Thomaselli - August 4, 2015 Four U.S. airlines have banded together to support Persian Gulf carriers in a dispute over the Open Skies [...]
The Hill: Smaller Airlines Fight Back In Open Skies Debate Keith Lang - August 4, 2015 The new group wrote in a letter to the departments of State, Commerce and Transportation that the major [...]
Aviation Week: Passenger, Cargo Airlines Band Together In Support Of Open Skies Madhu Unnikrishnan - August 4, 2015 A new coalition of U.S. airlines has thrown its support behind the government’s existing open skies [...]
Air Transport World: New US Airline Coalition Opposes 'Big 3' Gulf Campaign Karen Walker - August 3, 2015 Four US airlines have formed a new coalition to oppose the campaign to fight expansion of [...]
Reuters: New U.S. Airline Group Backs Gulf Carriers In Open Skies Dispute Lucas Jackson - August 3, 2015 A challenge by U.S. airlines that accuses three Gulf carriers of distorting competition via government subsidies [...]
Wall Street Journal: Four U.S. Airlines Object To Complaints Against Persian Gulf Airlines Susan Carey - August 3, 2015 A long-running attempt by the three largest U.S. passenger airlines to persuade their government to [...]
Open Skies promotes competition in the aviation sector, increases choice and reduces costs for consumers, facilitates exports for U.S. businesses...
JetBlue urges the Department to reject the legacy carriers’ call for a freeze on international airline growth to the United States...
Any departure from the Open Skies policy has the prospect of ushering in an era where rights to fly between countries are exchanged on a mercantilist basis.
Although recent critics sometimes have suggested otherwise, U.S. air carriers have benefitted greatly from the open skies agreements that have been negotiated.
Brookings: Open Skies - Estimating Traverlers' Benefits From Free Trade In Airline Services Clifford Winston and Jia Yan The United States has negotiated bilateral open skies agreements to deregulate airline competition on US international [...]
U.S. Travel Association: Response To Airline Unions On Open Skies March 19, 2015 Statement from U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow in response to concerns expressed by airline unions over Open Skies: "We [...]
FedEx and the other U.S. cargo carriers depend on Open Skies to provide our aircraft and their important cargo access to global marketplaces.
New York Times: Open-Skies Agreements Challenged Jad Mouawad - February 6, 2015 For more than two decades, domestic airlines and successive administrations have pushed for, and achieved, broad international agreements that have fostered greater [...]