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U.S. airline CEOs continue to meet with Obama Administration officials to push a proposal that would block foreign airline new entry. Those very airlines fought for access to foreign markets through Open Skies agreements. Now that they have their antitrust immunized global alliances, coveted access to foreign markets and consolidated domestic industry, these airlines want to close down the U.S. market to foreign carriers with no regard for consumers or airports in the U.S. that have lost air service and robust competition due to consolidation or for communities around the world that have benefited from liberalized aviation agreements with the U.S. Please find information on this page that helps illuminate this issue.

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ADMINISTRATION SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT

The U.S. government is seeking comments from the public on this controversy. A docket has been established at http://1.usa.gov/1HfuC5t.


PRESS COVERAGE

  • 06-25-15 Delta gets employees involved  TravelPulse
  • 06-25-15 EU airports, tourism Boards back Gulf carriers Skift
  • 06-24-15 ACI Europe promotes open skies  CAPA
  • 06-23-15 Open Skies row ‘has reached impasse’  Bloomberg
  • 06-19-15 Could American go for gulf partnerships?  Trevis
  • 06-11-15 Emirates chief says US row won't 'end in tears'  BBC
  • 05-28-15 Open Skies debate could rage all year  TravelPluse
  • 05-28-15 Open Skies docket to remain open  The National
  • 05-27-15 Etihad counters U.S. carriers  Dallas Business Journal
  • 05-27-15 Etihad will add $6.2 billion to U.S. economy  Reuters
  • 05-27-15 Emirates hits back at Chicago mayor  The National
  • 05-26-18 Bill McGee on Open Skies  Travel Pluse
  • 05-26-15 Etihad debunks subsidy claims  Travel Weekly UK
  • 05-26-15 Airbus warns over 'open skies' row  Travel Weekly UK
  • 05-25-15 Gulf-US airline partnerships the way forward  CAPA
  • 05-24-15 American Airlines May Stand Alone  Forbes
  • 05-24-15 GE: Open Skies 'exists for a reason'  Arabian Business
  • 05-23-15 FedEx: Keep Open Skies Open  Airways News
  • 05-23-15 U.S. Consumers Support Gulf Carriers  The National
  • 05-22-15 U.S. anti-Gulf coalition claims support  ATW
  • 05-22-15 If ATM modernization was the focus  ATW
  • 05-22-15 Why USTravel is fighting  Successful Meetings
  • 05-21-15 Travelers' benefits Open Skies  Brookings
  • 05-21-15 U.S. declines to curb Gulf airlines  Gulf Business
  • 05-20-15 Delta blames Gulf carriers  Live From A Lounge
  • 05-19-15 Don’t be hasty on Open Skies  The Hill


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