Emirates Airline operated the first rotation of its controversial fifth-freedom Dubai-Athens-New York Newark service March 13, following a weekend of protests by US airlines’ staff. US airlines have asked the Trump administration to block the new service and look again at the Open Skies agreements between the US and Gulf states. The route, operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, has rekindled 2015’s complaints from US carriers about the growing reach and breadth of the major Gulf ...

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