Partnership Response Filing
The Partnership’s response provides hard evidence to the U.S. government that the Gulf carriers’ claims are false and that those airlines have gone to great lengths to obfuscate the obvious – that massive government subsidies are propping up the three carriers. It also shows that the Gulf carriers are not creating new demand when they enter U.S. markets, and instead are diverting passengers and traffic from other airlines, causing significant harm to the U.S. aviation industry.
View the full filing below, as well as never-before-seen financial documents and additional analysis, which further strengthen the case that the governments of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are attempting to dismantle core Open Skies principles. The Obama administration should closely review this evidence and quickly request consultations with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to ensure that international agreements are being adhered to so all airlines can compete on a level playing field.
- Newly Unearthed Etihad Documents Prove Extensive, Ongoing Subsidization Scheme
- New Study Confirms Gulf Carriers Creating No New Travel Demand, Instead Causing Severe Harm to U.S. Aviation Industry
- Emirates Confirms Billions in Government Subsidy for Airport Terminal