Articles tagged “open skies”

Politicians Ask Trump to Favor 3 Major U.S. Airlines in Gulf Carriers Spat

Politicians Ask Trump to Favor 3 Major U.S. Airlines in Gulf Carriers Spat

David Porter, Associated Press

The three major U.S. carriers hope that the current president's America First position will help them beat back the parts of Open Skies agreements they don't like. These politicians are just lending a hand.

3 weeks ago

What’s in Store Today for U.S. Airline CEOs at the White House

What’s in Store Today for U.S. Airline CEOs at the White House

David Koenig, Associated Press

Putting "America First" in aviation is just as complicated as any other industry. Does the current U.S. administration have what it takes to make these challenging disctinctions?

2 months ago

U.S. Airline CEOs Want to Discuss Gulf Carrier Feud With Trump Administration

U.S. Airline CEOs Want to Discuss Gulf Carrier Feud With Trump Administration

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Here's a prediction. The Trump Administration probably won't mess with long-standing U.S. Open Skies agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Yes, they may make things difficult for Delta, American, and United. But they're too important for other U.S. entities, including global shipping giant Federal Express.

2 months ago

Dubai Airport CEO Offers to Give Trump Advice on Fixing U.S. Hubs

Dubai Airport CEO Offers to Give Trump Advice on Fixing U.S. Hubs

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

In a politically charged atmosphere, where President Trump is pushing "America First" and U.S. legacy carriers are calling on the president to clamp down on Gulf carriers' inroads, the Dubai Airport CEO should brace himself for some tweets.

2 months ago

3 U.S. Legacy Airlines Hope Trump’s Administration Will Block Emirates Expansion

3 U.S. Legacy Airlines Hope Trump’s Administration Will Block Emirates Expansion

Brian Sumers, Skift

It seems unfair that Emirates, based in Dubai, would have rights to fly from Athens to Newark. But that right is codified in the Open Skies agreement between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. The Trump administration could revisit that agreement, but other U.S. businesses, especially logistics companies like FedEx, could suffer.

2 months ago

New Agreement More Than Doubles Number of Allowed Flights Between UK and China

New Agreement More Than Doubles Number of Allowed Flights Between UK and China

Brian Sumers, Skift

China is a long way from being an open market, but for carriers in China and the UK, this is welcome news. And since it means more flights, and more competition, it could lead to sightly lower fares.

6 months ago

Norwegian Air CEO Interview: Regulators and Airlines Are Afraid of Us

Norwegian Air CEO Interview: Regulators and Airlines Are Afraid of Us

Brian Sumers, Skift

Many U.S. airlines and their employee unions are concerned about Norwegian's rapid growth — and for good reason. With its low cost, long-haul model, Norwegian is a threat to legacy airlines.

6 months ago

The Big Reason Hawaiian and JetBlue Oppose Delta’s Aeromexico Joint Venture

The Big Reason Hawaiian and JetBlue Oppose Delta’s Aeromexico Joint Venture

Brian Sumers, Skift

Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue Airlines are once again ganging up on Delta. But this time it's about Mexico, not the Middle East.

9 months ago

U.S. Airlines Set to Lose Major Battle Against Gulf Carriers in Open Skies Debate

U.S. Airlines Set to Lose Major Battle Against Gulf Carriers in Open Skies Debate

Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta, United, and American wanted the U.S. State Department to take unprecedented action against Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways. But the government didn't opt for a brash approach. This may well be the beginning of the end of the complaints.

9 months ago

Delta to Expand Basic Economy Fares That Generated $20 Million in Extra Revenue

Delta to Expand Basic Economy Fares That Generated $20 Million in Extra Revenue

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If you take Delta at its word, then fears that the introduction of Basic Economy fares to compete with the ultra-low-cost carriers on price would dilute the spend of usually higher-paying passengers haven't been borne out. Still, the situation is fluid as other legacy carriers are set to introduce these discounted fares, as well.

12 months ago

Report: U.S. Legacy Airlines Still Dominate International Traffic in and Out of the Country

Report: U.S. Legacy Airlines Still Dominate International Traffic in and Out of the Country

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Open Skies indeed.

1 year ago

Ryanair CEO Interview: The European Union Has Problems, But the UK Should Stay

Ryanair CEO Interview: The European Union Has Problems, But the UK Should Stay

Marisa Garcia, Skift

As Europe awaits a decision from U.K. voters on the Brexit Referendum, O'Leary balances an honest, even cutting, evaluation of Europe's flaws with a vision of a better Europe. It's that same dogged determination against opposition which has helped make Ryanair the world's largest airline in passenger traffic.

1 year ago