In Washington, if you want to make sure that something doesn’t get done, there’s an old strategy and it goes like this: muddy, misdirect, and misinform. This tactic is employed when the facts aren’t on your side and you want to ensure that our public servants do not make the right decision by distorting the larger narrative. We’ve seen this movie in Washington and we’ve seen all the sequels. And in the case of U.S. cargo carriers as they relate to the UAE and Qatar, it looks like we’re headed straight for the cutting room floor.
americans4fairskies2015UAE: Muddying, Misdirecting, and Misinforming again.
It has been more than two years since the UAE and State of Qatar were exposed with overwhelming evidence as two of the greatest international trade violators in history. By illegally injecting billions of dollars of subsidies into Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad Airways, the two nations allowed their national airlines to artificially and predatorily expand across the world, disrupting markets and eliminating local jobs wherever they went.
americans4fairskies2015AMERICANS FOR FAIR SKIES Fighting to save American aviation jobs
On Monday, nearly thirty groups signed a letter to members of Congress and the Trump administration extolling the virtues of our Open Skies Agreements. The letter does not mention the Gulf airlines by name once, but its support of Qatar, Emirates, and Etihad’s illegal and anti-competitive practices is evident throughout.
americans4fairskies2015Why are some U.S. airlines fighting to continue exploiting Open Skies?
We’ve written to you time and time again, explaining why the massive subsidy violations perpetuated by the UAE and Qatar that undermine their Open Skies Agreements with the United States are so dangerous. We’ve explained that it is critical for the American economy, American industry, and American workers that our government hold its trade partners accountable. See, this isn’t complicated. Rules should be enforced. Agreements should be enforced.
americans4fairskies2015Another Day, Another Email From The Non-Business Travel, Business Travel Coalition