With the announcement yesterday by Emirates to start Athens to Newark service in April, 2017, the dispute between America’s three major domestic airlines — American, Delta, and United — and the Middle Eastern trio of Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways is heating up.
Over the past decade, Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar have moved into the US market, ready to compete and compete aggressively with large fleets of new, lavishly appointed jets and award-winning service. But the US legacy carriers believe that competition with the Middle Eastern carriers has become inherently unbalanced.
The Skift did a very good story today on this subject. Click here to check out their complete story.