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Two Europe airlines seek strong EU law against Gulf carriers

Lufthansa, Air France-KLM call comes amid claims the three main Gulf airlines get illegal state subsidies

Published Wed, Mar 1, 2017 · 09:50 PM
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THE French and German flag carriers have urged the European Commission to counter what they say are unfair practices by Gulf airlines, seeking to influence the drafting of a new European Union (EU) law.

The CEOs of Lufthansa and Air France-KLM wrote to EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc this week asking the Commission to define what practices amount to anti-competitive behaviour and providing for the limitation of traffic rights as a sanction.

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