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 Agreement. JetBlue Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, FedEx and Atlas Air have formed the U.S. Airlines for Open Skies Coalition, a show of force against the three major domestic carriers — American, Delta and United — who have alleged that Emirates, Etihad and Qatar have skewed the international travel marketplace by accepting subsidies from their respective governments.

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