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Growth of Persian Gulf airlines poses threat to U.S. carriers
Growth of Persian Gulf airlines poses threat to U.S. carriers

The nation’s three largest airlines and their labor unions are usually fierce business rivals. But in the last few months, these often-warring groups have joined forces against three Persian Gulf carriers, Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways. American, United and Delta Air Lines, along with pilots, flight attendants and airline workers, charge that the three Persian Gulf carriers are competing unfairly against U.S. carriers by accepting huge subsidies from their oil-rich government owners. A new analysis says the U.S. carriers and their union are ganging up on the Persian Gulf carriers because they feel threatened by the pace of growth of the foreign airlines in serving the...

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