American said yesterday that it no longer makes sense to have so-called code-sharing agreements with Qatar and Etihad because of the dispute. In code-sharing, airlines sell tickets on each other's flights and share revenue.
Breaking up the partnerships is the latest twist in a fight between American, Delta and United and fast-growing state-owned Middle Eastern airlines, which deny getting subsidies.
American said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that Qatar has filed a new notice of its intent to buy American shares. American says it didn't solicit the investment.
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