ALPA: New Etihad Service to Dallas Fort Worth Opens Another New Threat to U.S. Aviation Jobs
December 12, 2013 - Today’s announcement by Etihad Airways that the airline will be offering service to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), coming on the heels of last week’s announcement that Qatar Airways would begin service to DFW in 2014, underscores the growing penetration of state-supported Middle Eastern airlines into large and important U.S. markets. With each new route into the United States by state-owned air carriers, an already unlevel playing field tilts even further in favor of foreign carriers, and, in the case of Etihad, the situation is made dramatically worse by U.S. government policy actively promoting the foreign carrier to the detriment of U.S. carriers and U.S. jobs.