For more than a decade, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have used massive state subsidies to predatorily expand the international networks of their state-owned airlines- in direct and flagrant violation of the agreements allowing them to fly into countries like the United States in the first place.

One year ago, both Qatar and the UAE agreed to greater financial transparency, an end to their illegal subsidy practices & market distorting tactics, and a freeze on new routes into the United States until the subsidy issue had been resolved.

Has that happened? NO.

Qatar Airways quickly invested in failing Italian regional carrier Meridiana, rebranded it as Air Italy, and announced the launch of service to the US via Italy. Six North American gateways have been announced in the past year alone. They will be operated on Qatar Airways owned airplanes until the almost FIFTY long haul aircraft Air Italy has ordered since Qatar Airways’ investment are delivered. And both Qatar Airways and Emirates have announced increased frequency/ larger aircraft service on a number of routes between the US and their hubs while the US waits on documentation and increased transparency from both airlines- two things yet to be seen.

It is time for the Trump Administration to act. Join us in asking President Trump and the US Government to hold Qatar and the UAE accountable by signing our petition below.

50

BILLION IN SUBSIDIES OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS

1,500

U.S. AVIATION JOBS LOST FOR EVERY ROUTE LOST OR FORGONE TO SUBSIDIZED COMPETITION

Sec. Pompeo on Enforcing our Open Skies Agreements

Recent Headlines

For Trump, an Opportunity to Defend American Workers

One of the key reasons many workers across the country supported Donald Trump in the 2016 election was his willingness to call out countries that violate U.S. trade agreements. For far too long, the United States has been unwilling to enforce its trade deals — and as a result, the U.S. airline industry is under

When Open Skies Mean Broken Windows

The sociologist James Q. Wilson is famed for the “broken windows” school of policing.  Small signs of disorder quickly lead to chaos on a greater scale, he reasoned. His theory holds that broken windows should be quickly fixed, fresh graffiti immediately painted over, and even seemingly small offenses like jumping subway stiles should be policed

americans4fairskies2015Homepage