ALPA Kicks Off “A Deal Is a Deal” Ad Campaign


This week, ALPA launched its new "A Deal Is a Deal" advertising campaign, which urges the Obama administration to request consultations with the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar to address the unfair subsidies and benefits provided to their state-owned airlines. 

The ad campaign––which includes print and digital ads and #ADealIsADeal social media effort––will run through October. The campaign will also feature billboards at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport during September.

Click here to see the digital ad.

Click here to see the print ad.

Click here to watch the video. 

For the past 10 years, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, and Emirates have received more than $42 billion in unfair subsidies and benefits from the governments of the UAE and Qatar, distorting the global aviation marketplace. The subsidies are in violation of existing Open Skies agreements that the United States has with these two countries. Against the backdrop of the new campaign, ALPA has called on the administration to support its efforts to stop the three Middle East airlines from violating U.S. Open Skies agreements and putting U.S. aviation jobs at risk.

Open Skies only works when all countries play by the same rules. Most countries do just that. Unfortunately, Qatar and the UAE are breaking the Open Skies agreements by pumping billions of dollars in government subsidies and unfair benefits into their state-owned carriers in an effort to dominate global aviation.

Every airline passenger and air cargo shipper in the United States has an interest in making certain that U.S. airlines do business in a fair marketplace. Now that the government docket is closed, it’s time for the Obama administration to address the subsidies that are putting tens of thousands of American aviation jobs at risk.

Categories: Advocacy
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