European airlines expressed disappointment that the provisional agreement on a second-stage EU-US open skies accord reached last week did not increase their access to ownership stakes in US airlines in the near term. The agreement stated that upon legislative change in the US of current foreign ownership restrictions in US airlines (no more than 25% of voting rights), the EU in turn will allow majority ownership of EU airlines by US nationals (ATWOnline, March 26). But there is no ...

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