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

February 2, 2017

Partnership for Open & Fair Skies Responds to Etihad’s Misleading Announcement on U.S. Growth

In response to Etihad Chief Executive Officer James Hogan’s reported pledge to not fly to additional U.S. destinations, the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies issued the following statement.

January 23, 2017

Statement from the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies on Emirates’ Route to Newark

In response to Emirates’ planned fifth freedom route from Dubai to Newark through Athens, the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies issued the following statement.

December 2, 2016

Statement from the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies on Qatar Airways Expansion into Las Vegas

In response to Qatar Airways’ planned expansion to eight new cities, including Las Vegas, NV, the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies issued the following statement.


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

Over the last decade alone, Qatar, Etihad, and Emirates collectively have received more than $42 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 800 U.S. jobs.









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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