Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways stated Thursday it’ll droop from subsequent March flights to the US metropolis of Dallas rendered unprofitable after American Airways ended a codeshare cope with it.
In July, American Airways stated it will not share flights with Etihad and Qatar Airways as a part of its push towards what it views as unfair authorities subsidies to Center East carriers.
“The unlucky choice by American Airways to terminate a business relationship that benefited each carriers has left Etihad with no selection however to droop flights” between Abu Dhabi and Dallas, Etihad CEO Peter Baumgartner stated.
Etihad has operated day by day flights to the Texas metropolis since December 2014.
The airline’s different 35 flights every week to New York, Los Angeles, Washington and Chicago will stay unaffected.
After American Airline’s July announcement, Etihad blasted the choice as “anti-competitors and anti-shopper”.
Together with fellow US carriers Delta Air Strains and United Airways, American Airways has referred to as for the White Home to crack down on an alleged $50 billion in state subsidies to carriers within the Center East.
The US corporations say the federal government monetary backing permits the Gulf airways to illegally compete within the American market, one thing which the Gulf carriers have strongly denied.
In August, Qatar Airways dropped plans to purchase a ten % stake in American Airways.
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