Release #: 17.61
December 12, 2017

ALPA Statement on Trump Administration and Open Skies

“The massive subsidies provided by Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to their state-run airlines kill American jobs, undermine the global aviation market, and leave the United States at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to fair and open competition. That is why the Air Line Pilots Association applauds the Trump administration for announcing today it is taking preliminary action to address these subsidies and ensure a level playing field for all. It is our expectation that this action will lead to the full enforcement of our Open Skies trade agreements and an end to these unfair trade practices that have hurt the U.S. economy and American workers.”

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