Category Archives: Foreign Ownership

How the Middle East 3 Affects the Low Cost, Mid-size Carriers

By Philip Prada, First Officer, Spirit Airlines Over the last decade, three state-owned carriers in the Middle East (Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad = ME3) have received more than $42 billion in subsidies and other unfair benefits. On the surface, it’s … Continue reading

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The Case for a Middle Ground on Ex-Im

In Washington, the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) has become a prime and significant policy discussion among members of Congress and all stakeholders involved. Each day that Congress debates whether or not we should reauthorize the bank, we … Continue reading

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ALPA to U.S. Government: Reject Norwegian Air’s Evasive Scheme

Foreign Company Seeks to Exploit Legal and Regulatory Loopholes to Evade its National Laws and Gain Economic Advantage over U.S. Airlines WASHINGTON–The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today called for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to immediately reject … Continue reading

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ALPA to DOT: Deny JAT Airways’ Bid to Offer Flights to U.S.

Serbian Airline Must Meet Standard U.S. Ownership and Control Requirements  WASHINGTON–The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), argued in a recent U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) filing that JAT Airways’ application to provide air services to the United States through … Continue reading

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ALPA Praises DOT Ruling to Reject Direct U.S. Routes by Fly Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines

WASHINGTON—Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), hailed a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to deny applications by Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) and Fly Jamaica Airlines to offer direct flights from Georgetown (Guyana) to New … Continue reading

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Emirates New Milan–N.Y. Route Threatens U.S. Aviation Jobs

U.S. Government Must Level the Playing Field to Ensure Health of U.S. Airlines, Jobs WASHINGTON–Emirates Airline’s new route from Milan to New York, slated to begin Tuesday, is a clear first step in long-term strategy by a heavily supported state-owned … Continue reading

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Emirates Milan-NY Route Opens Today: Join the Fight to Level The Playing Field

Captain Dino Atsalis describes how the new Emirates route starting October 1st, will harm the U.S. economy. For updates on this issue follow us on Twitter #SaveOurSkies.  

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Cabotage service is not the answer

Yesterday an article by Matthew Yglesias appeared in Slate asserting that repealing our nation’s cabotage laws and allowing foreign airlines to service U.S. routes would revive airline competition and provide cheap fares to consumers.  In response to this flawed position, … Continue reading

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ALPA Supports Bipartisan Congressional Effort to Keep Aviation Out of U.S.-EU Trade Talks

WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), fervently expresses its support for a letter sent to the United States Trade Representative from 160 bipartisan members of Congress, conveying their strong opposition to the inclusion of air transport traffic rights in … Continue reading

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ALPA Concerned About Air Traffic Rights as US-EU Free Trade Negotiations Set to Begin July 8th

Yesterday, President Obama announced that formal negotiations between the United States and the European Union (EU) will officially begin on July 8th in Washington, D.C.  Formally called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP), this free trade agreement will “seek … Continue reading

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