U.S. Major Airlines Restart Fight Over Open Skies

Air Italy

U.S. carriers are fighting over whether Air Italy’s new U.S. flights are a proxy for Qatar Airways to expand. Air Italy

Skift Take: A long-simmering fight over Open Skies is boiling over again and is dividing the U.S. airline industry. The U.S. major carriers say Air Italy is a Trojan horse for Qatar Airways to expand in the U.S. JetBlue and the cargo carriers argue changing the rules of the game now would invite retaliation.

— Madhu Unnikrishnan

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