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Blog – Giving Passengers the (Fifth) Freedom to Fly

If you’ve been paying attention to the subject of Open Skies, you’ve probably heard the term “fifth freedom” thrown around a lot, if not “first freedom,” “second freedom,” and so on as well. Well, what [...]

Statement on U.S.-UAE Open Skies Discussions

May 14, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea Christianson; achristianson@hamiltonps.com; (202) 617-3888 Statement on U.S.-UAE Open Skies Discussions Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Airlines for Open Skies coalition issued the following statement today after the official [...]

Statement on Open Skies Understanding Announcement

January 30, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea Christianson; achristianson@hamiltonps.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 [...]

Statement on State Department Meeting

December 12, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea Christianson; achristianson@hamiltonps.com; (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 [...]

New Poll Shows Strong Support For Upholding Open Skies Agreements

December 6, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea Christianson; achristianson@hamiltonps.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 [...]

Statement on Section 14505 of Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

November 28, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea Christianson; achristianson@hamiltonps.com; (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 [...]

Open Skies & Subsidies

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 [...]

VIDEO: President Trump, Uphold Our Open Skies Agreements

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 [...]

USAOS Letter To Ambassador Lighthizer

May 15, 2017 Ambassador Robert Lighthizer United States Trade Representative Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 600 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20508 download PDF Dear Ambassador Lighthizer, As the CEOs of four leading U.S. [...]

USAOS Jobs Fact Sheet

Legacy Carriers Demand Actions That Would Hurt U.S. Jobs download PDF Delta, United, and American ("legacy carriers") have launched an aggressive and misleading lobbying campaign to restrict access to U.S. routes for two U.S. Open [...]

2017 Aviation Summit Highlights

The 2017 Aviation Summit featured a number of speakers and panelists in the industry, including a number of our coalition's business leaders and allies. The Airline CEO Panel "Maintaining Speed and Altitude," featuring Robin Hayes (JetBlue), [...]

FedEx & JetBlue Respond To Washington Times Column

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 [...]

USAOS Aviation Subcommittee Hearing Comments

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 [...]

USAOS Letter To Secretary Ross

February 28, 2017 The Honorable Wilbur Ross Secretary of Commerce U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20230 download PDF Dear Secretary of Commerce Ross, As the CEOs of four leading U.S. cargo and passenger airlines, [...]

Press Release: USAOS Writes Letters To Secretaries Tillerson And Chao

February 7, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea McCarthy; amccarthy@hamiltonps.com; (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 [...]

USAOS Letter To Secretary Chao

February 7, 2017 The Honorable Elaine Chao Secretary of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590 download PDF Dear Secretary of Transportation Chao, As the CEOs of four leading U.S. [...]

USAOS Letter To Secretary Tillerson

February 7, 2017 The Honorable Rex Tillerson Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20520 download PDF Dear Secretary of State Tillerson, As the CEOs of four leading U.S. [...]

USAOS Letter to VP-Elect Pence

December 7, 2016 Vice President-elect Mike Pence Chairman Presidential Transition Team 1800 F Street NW, Room G117 Washington, DC 20270–0117 download PDF Dear Vice President-elect Pence, As members of U.S. Airlines for Open Skies (USAOS), [...]

The Hill: Keep The Skies Open

America's three most powerful air carriers are asking the government to raise new barriers that would limit competition among passenger...

New York Times: Open-Skies Agreements Challenged

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 [...]