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American airlines ending code share agreements with Qatar, Etihad Airlines

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American Airlines Inc said Wednesday it ending its code share agreements with Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways over an ongoing dispute over Gulf states support for the carriers.The airline said the decision would not have a material financial impact and "is an extension of our stance against the illegal subsidies that these carriers receive from their governments." American and two other U.S. carriers argue that Gulf states are unfairly subsidizing state-owned carriers, driving down prices and crowding out competition on key routes, accusations those carriers deny. The ...

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 02:26 IST