In recent weeks, we’ve seen Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways launch a clever PR ploy to persuade the media and public officials that they are real companies subject to the same financial constraints as other airlines.
President Trump’s view on trade agreements is quite clear: They should be fair and beneficial for our country, they should be enforced, and they should create jobs for hard working Americans.
Emirates’ recent announcement that they would begin nonstop flights from Newark to Athens on March 12 struck many Washington aviation experts as remarkably bold, something like an “in your face” to the Trump administration, which has promised to put U.S. companies and their workers first.
The partnership’s stated goal is to persuade Washington to force the governments of the U.A.E. and Qatar to end the purported subsidies as the price for continued unrestricted access to the U.S.
Earlier this month, two of the three massively subsidized, state-owned Gulf airlines announced additional flights to and from the United States.
Being a pilot isn’t just a job for me; it’s a family affair. My father flew jets for Trans World Airlines for three decades, and my brother retired last year from an aviation career that began 30 years earlier with US Airways.