US Mayors conference calls for a resolution to the Open Skies debate with Gulf Airlines

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP June 24, 2015 14:03

US Mayors conference calls for a resolution to the Open Skies debate with Gulf Airlines

At the United States Conference of Mayors’ 82nd Annual Meeting took place June 20-23, 2014 in Dallas, attendants agreed a resolution on the ongoing war between the big three U.S. airlines United, American and Delta Airlines against Qatar based Qatar Airways, and UAE based Emirates and Etihad Airways.

The resolution states that if subsidies do exist, they pose a direct threat to the US airline industry and thousands of American jobs including an average of 821 jobs per each roundtrip flight lost to these carriers; and if proven this would constitute unfair competition from the Gulf carriers could have a negative economic impact on American carriers that could lead to the elimination of flights and routes to mid-sized and smaller American cities.

The United States Conference of Mayors therefore “urges the US government to initiate consultations with Qatar and the UAE as provided for within Open Skies agreements to address this issue”.

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP June 24, 2015 14:03