A Supreme Administrative Court in Rome yesterday ruled that Emirates had breached the bilateral air-service agreement between Italy and the United Arab Emirates with its Milan/New York service and that the route should be blocked following protests filed by Assaereo who represent Alitalia and other Italian carriers against the Italian Civil Aviation Authority that agreed to the slots. This Assaereo protest was backed by Delta Air Lines. Emirates Airline said in a statement on Thursday that it was considering whether to lodge an “urgent appeal” to Italy’s Supreme Administrative Court. At this time Emirates has been given no information as to if

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