The 11 US senators against Air Italy: used by Qatar to violate the agreements

[Translated from Italian to English] Request to Washington to investigate the expansion of the carrier to 49% of Qatar Airways. From Doha they reject the accusations: we do not use Air Italy to fly to the USA Air Italy is a Trojan horse from Qatar Airways in the American market. Eleven US senators – all Republicans –

Qatar Airways Launches A350-1000 Service Between New York JFK and Doha

Qatar Airways, the launch customer of the Airbus A350-1000XWB aircraft, has just flown the state-of-the-art jet on its first regularly scheduled route between Doha and New York JFK. The A350-1000 aircraft has since replaced the Boeing 777-300ER on Qatar Airways’ second daily departure. For those who do not already know, Qatar Airways flies twice daily between

Hudson Institute Releases New Study on State Subsidies and Unfair Competition in Global Commercial Aviation

Hudson Institute released a new study, “Subsidies and Unfair Competition in Global Commercial Aviation: How to Respond,” authored by Hudson senior fellow Thomas Duesterberg. The report assesses the commercial airline industry’s “Open Skies” framework and the impact of violations and distortions by state-subsidized international carriers. The findings demonstrate that Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways,

Brooklyn Nets seal landmark Qatar Airways deal

The Brooklyn Nets have become the first National Basketball Association (NBA) team to sign a major partnership with Qatar Airways The multi-year deal sees the Qatari flag carrier become the franchise’s official global airline partner of the franchise and its Barclays Center stadium in New York. Qatar Airways will benefit from huge exposure in the

Emirates gets approval to codeshare cargo services with Alaskan Airlines

The US Department of Transportation has approved Emirates’ application for a blanket statement of authorisation to codeshare with Alaska Airlines for an indefinite period. The approval relates to cargo services operated by Emirates from the UAE, via the UAE and intermediate points to points in the US and beyond, as well as between the US

Does The End Of Etihad Spell Doom For Money-Losing National Airlines?

Emirates this week discussed a long-rumored merger with Etihad Airlines. If it occurs, the ‘merger’ (really a takeover) will create one of the largest airlines in the world, with Emirates adding Etihad’s 18.6 million passengers to the 59 million carried by Emirates last year. The combined airlines will boast an impressive fleet of more than 110 Airbus A380s, the

Emirates, Etihad airlines deny report they may merge

State-owned Emirates and Etihad, two of the Middle East’s top airlines, denied a Bloomberg report on Thursday which quoted unnamed sources as saying Emirates was seeking to take over smaller Etihad to create the world’s largest carrier. “There is no truth to this rumor,” an Emirates spokeswoman told Reuters. Etihad made a similar statement. Emirates


By: Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Since he was a candidate, President Trump has said free trade must also be fair. He has consistently challenged anti-competitive and unfair practices by our trading partners while working to forge new agreements. The most recent example of this is the announced deal

American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

One of the three largest Gulf carriers is again not fighting fairly on transatlantic routes, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said Wednesday at an industry event. Parker made the allegation just four months after the Trump administration brokered a compromise with governments of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over concerns airlines in those countries receive unfair

Emirates May Resume U.S. Growth as Business Recovers From Trump Policies

Feisty as ever, Emirates CEO Tim Clark said Friday his airline soon may expand in the United States by resuming double daily flights from some larger U.S. cities, or by connecting new markets to Dubai. It’s a slight strategy shift for Emirates, as it has in the past couple of years reduced its U.S. footprint because

Not giving everyone an even break is abjectly unpatriotic: Letter to the Editor

It is important to recognize our country’s victories when they happen. The renegotiation of the Open Skies Agreement with the UAE is great achievement for both our country and the Trump administration. It is one more step in further developing the US economy at home and abroad. For years, the US has faced an issue

Donald Trump Is The ‘Get-Things-Done’ President

From enforcing border security and foreign policy to protecting American jobs, Donald Trump is the “Get-Things-Done” President. Since taking office just sixteen months ago, President Trump has moved at a breakneck pace to enact reforms after reforms that streamline our economy, lower taxes, secure our borders, enforce our trade agreements and reassert America’s strength as