Hudson Institute study assesses unfair competition in global commercial aviation

Hudson Institute has announced the release of “Subsidies and Unfair Competition in Global Commercial Aviation: How to Respond,” a new study that details air transport agreement violations by major Middle East airlines and loss of passenger market share for US carriers, the company said.

The report assesses the commercial airline industry´s “Open Skies” framework and the impact of violations by state-subsidized international carriers. The findings demonstrate that Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, and other airlines are leveraging major government subsidies to expand their share of the global passenger aviation market.

The report advises that the US enforce the transparency requirements of the 2018 supplemental agreements with Qatar and the UAE. The US should work with allies on ways to check new services from Gulf carriers and growing competition from China.

Hudson Institute is an independent research organization promoting new ideas for the advancement of global security, prosperity and freedom.