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U.S. airlines say Persian Gulf-based carriers got billions in subsidies
U.S. airlines say Persian Gulf-based carriers got billions in subsidies

Three of the largest U.S. airlines have accused competitors from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar of accepting $42 billion in government subsidies, giving the Persian Gulf-based airlines an unfair competitive advantage. American, Delta and United Airlines, along with several U.S. labor groups, say they are presenting evidence of the subsidies to the Obama administration in hopes the government will renegotiate an agreement on international air travel called the Open Skies policy. The U.S. airlines say the $42 billion in subsidies over the last decade, in the form of free land, government assumption of fuel-hedging losses and loans with no repayment obligation, are helping state-owned...

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