Articles tagged “open skies”

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U.S., UK Ink Open Skies Deal in Advance of Final Brexit

U.S., UK Ink Open Skies Deal in Advance of Final Brexit

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An Executive’s Retirement Signals the End of a Golden Era at Emirates

As he retires, Tim Clark will be celebrated as an aviation visionary. He deserves all the credit. But Emirates is slowly losing many of its competitive advantages.

An Executive’s Retirement Signals the End of a Golden Era at Emirates

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Tiny Air Italy Pushes Back on Big U.S. Carriers That Say It Competes Unfairly

The three largest U.S. carriers say Air Italy competes unfairly. But it is highly unlikely the airline is breaking any U.S. or EU laws. If the U.S. airlines want to break Air Italy, they'll have to do it the old-fashioned way — through ruthless competition.

Tiny Air Italy Pushes Back on Big U.S. Carriers That Say It Competes Unfairly

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The Grounding of the Max 737 Is Stoking More Open Skies Hypocrisy

United Airlines supports a trade group that rails against almost everything Qatar Airways does. But this summer, United will put its customers on Qatar Airways jets to fly across the Atlantic. This is interesting, right?

The Grounding of the Max 737 Is Stoking More Open Skies Hypocrisy

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U.S. Major Airlines Restart Fight Over Open Skies

A long-simmering fight over Open Skies is boiling over again and is dividing the U.S. airline industry. The U.S. major carriers say Air Italy is a Trojan horse for Qatar Airways to expand in the U.S. JetBlue and the cargo carriers argue changing the rules of the game now would invite retaliation.

U.S. Major Airlines Restart Fight Over Open Skies

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U.S. and UK Agree to Preserve Open Skies Air Service After Brexit

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and other carriers will benefit from the deal, which maintains the right of UK-based carriers to fly between the U.S. and UK. Let’s hope the UK is able to have a smooth departure from the European Union because the lack of one would mean negotiating dozens of air rights deals.

U.S. and UK Agree to Preserve Open Skies Air Service After Brexit

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American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

Remember when the Trump administration suggested in May it had solved the ongoing dispute between U.S. and Gulf carriers? Hah. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker is already complaining one competitor is ignoring the spirit of the agreement.

American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

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Emirates May Resume U.S. Growth as Business Recovers From Trump Policies

Folks in Pittsburgh would probably love a nonstop flight to Dubai. But will they get it? It seems unlikely, even if Emirates CEO Tim Clark said the airline would consider flights from smaller U.S. cities.

Emirates May Resume U.S. Growth as Business Recovers From Trump Policies

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Emirates President Won’t Rule Out More U.S.-Europe Nonstop Flights

It's funny. Fifth Freedom flights — those are routes where an airline flies from a place other than its home country — account for roughly 1 percent of Emirates' capacity, according to the airline's president. And Emirates has only two such routes to the United States. But it's a hot topic among airline insiders, and it doesn't sound like that will change.

Emirates President Won’t Rule Out More U.S.-Europe Nonstop Flights

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American Not Ready to Resume Commercial Ties With Etihad and Qatar Airways

Journalists grilled American Airlines CEO Doug Parker on Sunday about world affairs. It was unusual, considering he usually answers questions about capacity, or the passenger experience. But airlines are global businesses that rely on free trade agreements and deals negotiated by diplomats. Recent protectionist moves by some governments may not bode well for airlines.

American Not Ready to Resume Commercial Ties With Etihad and Qatar Airways