FORT WORTH, TX – The president of the Allied Pilots Association, Captain Keith Wilson, issued a statement today expressing his appreciation for the 262 members of Congress who signed a letter urging the US government to seek consultations with the governments of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates regarding subsidies to their state-owned airlines.
“As the congressional letter attests, compliance with the open-skies agreements our nation has entered into is an issue that concerns a broad cross-section of lawmakers,” Capt. Wilson said. “We deeply appreciate this strong show of bipartisan concern and look forward to a prompt response from the State and Transportation departments regarding the lawmakers’ request for consultations with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The massive subsidies these governments have provided to their respective airlines have distorted the marketplace and threaten thousands of middle-class U.S. jobs.”