300 Members of Congress Support Open and Fair Skies

Fueled by massive government subsidies, state-owned Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Emirates are aiming to dominate global aviation by exploiting Open Skies policy.

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These three airlines, wholly owned by their governments, are using unprecedented subsidies to exploit their open and unfettered access to the U.S. market. This threatens our U.S. airline industry, airline jobs and the U.S. economy. Show your support for Open Skies by signing the petition requesting the U.S. government to review the subsidies and ensure airline competition is fair.

Latest News

November 8, 2017

Partnership for Open and Fair Skies Responds to Qatar Airways’ CEO “Man of the Year” Award

In response to Qatar Airways CEO receiving an undeserved “Man of the Year” award from CAPA, the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies released the following statement.

November 1, 2017

Partnership for Open and Fair Skies Sends Open Letter to President Trump Highlighting Widespread Congressional Support

The Partnership sent an open letter to President Trump showcasing support from 300 members of Congress for the government to address massive Gulf carrier subsidies.

October 27, 2017

300 Members of Congress Voice Support for Enforcing Open Skies Agreements Against Gulf Carrier Subsidies

Bipartisan Colorado Delegation Joins the Majority of Congress in Calling for End to Aviation Trade Cheating WASHINGTON, DC (October 17,…

The Three Airlines Are Violating U.S. Open Skies Policy

Over the last decade alone, Qatar, Etihad, and Emirates collectively have received more than $50 billion in subsidies and other unfair benefits from the governments of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, according to a recent investigation. Those subsidies are in violation of Open Skies policy and put thousands of U.S. airline jobs at risk.

Massive Subsidies Undermine Fair Competition

We welcome robust competition on a level playing field. But with these state-owned airlines taking advantage of unprecedented subsidies, the playing field is decidedly not level.

Subsidized Expansion by Qatar, Etihad and Emirates Threatens U.S. Airline Jobs

The three carriers’ routes to the U.S. have not meaningfully increased passenger traffic; they only serve to displace U.S. airline market share and shift good U.S. aviation jobs overseas. In fact, every daily international roundtrip flight lost by U.S. carriers because of this subsidized competition equals a net loss of more than 1,500 U.S. jobs. Overall, 1.2 million U.S. jobs are supported by American, Delta and United and these jobs are under attack by subsidized service by the Gulf carriers.

America Deserves Fair Competition and Open Skies

The U.S. government must review the subsidies and ensure airline competition is fair. We strongly support Open Skies and deserve to fly in fair skies.

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