The US Open Skies debate

The US Open Skies debate

Emirates has been serving the US since 2004, offering American consumers, communities and exporting companies direct flights to more than 50 cities not directly served by any American carrier. We proudly contribute to the goals of Open Skies which are: greater competition, increased flight frequency, promotion of business travel and tourism, improved service, customer-centric innovation, and consumer choice.

US legacy carriers got the facts wrong, got the law wrong, and set their sights on an outcome that will be wrong for American consumers, communities and the national economy. The allegations about Emirates receiving subsidies or competing unfairly are patently false. There is no ‘secret’ to our success – it’s all here in black and white. What the US legacy carriers want is protection from competition, but that outcome would only harm American consumers, communities and the national economy. Emirates’ response systematically disproves each of the US legacy carriers’ allegations.

Below you can read the full rebuttal and other documents: