School of Aeronautics
Aviation: Aviation Administration
Disagreement, subsidies, Persian Gulf, carriers, white paper document, fair analysis, cultural standpoint, pandemic
Fernando, Aminda, "Analysis of the Dispute Between American and Gulf Carriers in Aviation" (2021). Senior Honors Theses. 1127.
During the last decade, a significant disagreement has grown over unfair government financial subsidies in the aviation industry for Persian Gulf region carriers: $40 Billion US Dollars since 2000. The most prominent international airlines of North America, United, American, and Delta, have made claims on a white paper document directed toward the American government against the primary Persian Gulf region air carriers: Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad. Assertions made by both sides will be carefully scrutinized in this thesis with a fair analysis of both sides of the dispute over government aid in the aviation industry. This study also includes a cultural standpoint of American versus Middle Eastern business practices and the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on this topic. The last section concludes by making comments regarding current and future impacts of the dispute on U.S. and Gulf air carriers regarding government support.