U.S. labor wins skirmish with Persian Gulf carrier, but may lose the war
A U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) decision to deny a code-sharing application by Air Serbia—previously Jat Airways—has won the praise of Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA). But it serves as only a short-term victory for U.S. labor, in light of parent owner Etihad Airways' expansion plans. The Transportation Department on Jan. 17 reportedly denied a Jat application to provide code-share service on Etihad flights, “just as Etihad was negotiating for a 49% ownership stake in ...
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