Partnership for Open & Fair Skies Statement on State Department Meeting with U.S. Airlines

WASHINGTON, DC (December 12, 2017) – This morning, U.S. airline representatives and union leaders met with officials from the U.S. State Department to discuss the United States’ Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

Partnership for Open & Fair Skies chief spokesperson Jill Zuckman issued the following statement:

“We applaud the Trump administration for taking action to level the playing field with the Gulf carriers and their massive government subsidies. Their activities are harming American jobs and the U.S. aviation industry and we appreciate that the administration is acting to resolve these issues with the governments of the UAE and Qatar.”