As US President Donald Trump prepares for a White House meeting Feb. 9 with airline and airport industry leaders, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) has pressed its case for the administration to revoke Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) permit to fly to the US.
The three US network carriers wasted no time after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s confirmation before asking him to review the Open Skies policy and the subsidies they allege Gulf carriers illegally get from their national governments.
Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines is calling for the US Department of Transportation (DOT) not to renew Air China’s route authority for a Beijing-Houston flight until the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) gives American slots for its planned Los Angeles-Beijing flights.
US legacy carriers and organized labor are appealing to the Trump administration to block Emirates Airline’s newly announced fifth-freedom route between Athens, Greece, and Newark Liberty International Airport.
I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my flight back to Washington DC a bit annoying.
However, given today’s announcement about new US security rules for flights from that airport and nine others, most of them also in the Middle East, the focus of my annoyance has changed....More