WASHINGTON—American Airlines CEO Doug Parker believes Gulf carriers opening new routes from countries outside their own home bases to the U.S. poses an “enormous threat” to U.S. airlines. “Our hub-and-spoke system will fall apart—it is that serious,” Parker told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit here on March 2. He made the comment after Emirates announced a new daily roundtrip from Athens to Newark earlier this month. Parker is concerned that ...

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