US Government Sides w/ Gulf Carriers, Ends Open Skies Dispute Leveled by Delta, United, & American

The US Department of State said that after looking seriously into the allegations leveled by Delta, United, and American, it has decided that no formal action is necessary with regards to the Open Skies agreement with Gulf carriers.

TheNational, an Abu Dhabi based paperreports that State Department spokeswoman Nicole Thompson said:

“The US government takes seriously the concerns raised by our airlines, we also remain committed to our US Open Skies policy, which has greatly benefited the travelling public, the US aviation industry, American cities and the broader US economy through increased travel and trade and job growth. [The talks] were government-to-government only [and] we have not invoked the consultations provision of our bilateral Open Skies agreements.”

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