Qatar Airlines runs into turbulence in the US House

The Democrat who will head the House of Representatives committee that oversees aviation has lashed out at Qatar Airways for allegedly subsidising Air Italy and giving it an unfair advantage as the Italian carrier increases its routes to the US…. Read More.

Ed Bastian op-ed: Air Italy’s mysterious benefactor

How Qatari state subsidies flow to an obscure Italian airline, circumventing a key agreement with the U.S. and putting thousands of American jobs at risk. A Deutsche Bank airline analyst asked a question recently: “Who is funding Air Italy’s losses?” In a Dec. 7 report, the firm noted the obscure Italian carrier produced a negative

Air Italy Announces Yet Another New North American Destination: Where to Next?

At this point, it’s becoming a little difficult to see Air Italy as little more than a Milan-based front for Qatar Airways to continue its North American expansion.  Just a day after announcing it would start flying to Toronto, Air Italy says it will open up a new route between Milan and Chicago in May

U.S. airlines bristle at expansion of Qatar-backed Italian airline

An Italian airline is now caught in the middle of a simmering dispute over government subsidies between the largest U.S. airlines and state-owned Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways owns a 49 percent stake in Air Italy, which is planning to serve Los Angeles and San Francisco next year from Milan. Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines say the Doha-based

Trump administration holds talks with airlines, keeps pressure on Gulf carriers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration met with major airlines on Tuesday to discuss complaints that some Gulf states are unfairly subsidizing state-owned carriers, keeping up pressure on the Middle East airlines at the center of a spat with U.S. rivals. U.S. and Gulf airlines representatives met at the U.S. State Department with administration officials

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

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