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FedEx Supports U.S. Upholding Open Skies Agreement with the UAE

May 14, 2018

David J. Bronczek, president and COO of FedEx Corp., joined the U.S. Airlines for Open Skies Coalition today in applauding the announcement by the U.S. State Department that the United States and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will uphold the Open Skies agreement between the two countries.

“FedEx strongly supports keeping America’s skies open for all business, and we commend the Trump Administration for upholding the Open Skies agreement between the U.S. and the UAE,” Bronczek said.  “Today’s announcement ensures carriers from both countries can continue to make their own decisions about their operations, including Fifth Freedom routes, as the ability to implement new flights is vital to the future of aviation.  We appreciate the State Department prioritizing consumer choice and economic growth by honoring this commitment.”

The U.S.-UAE resolution, as well as the resolution reached earlier this year between the U.S. and Qatar, does not in any way affect the rights enjoyed by U.S., UAE and Qatar airlines under the respective Open Skies agreements.  This includes the right to provide service between the parties with intermediate stops, known as Fifth Freedom service.

To learn more, visit the U.S. Airlines for Open Skies Coalition.