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Stop Gulf Carrier Expansion with Illegal Subsidies

Date: May 19, 2017
Type: AFA Article

Gulf States are injecting over $50 billion dollars of subsidies into Emirates, Etihad and Qatar in an effort to take over aviation world-wide. This violates the Open Skies Agreements between the Gulf States and the United States. Every time one of these carriers successfully chokes out competition from a U.S. Carrier flight, 1500 good U.S. jobs are lost. Not on our watch! We call on our government to enforce the Open Skies Agreements or cancel them!

On Wednesday, May 24th, Flight Attendants, Pilots and other aviation workers will hold a press conference at 11:00 am and visit every office on Capitol Hill. At the same time on Wednesday we can all participate from anywhere in the world through a social media "thunderclap" with all of our voices included. Visit this link to sign up now. Your voice will be added next Wednesday to make sure the White House and Congress here is loud and clear: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/55689-support-fairflights?

If you are in Washington, D.C. and would like to participate in person, send an email to press@afacwa.org  and we will get in touch with specific details.

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