US carriers vs Emirates.
Hondos companies resulted in the reduction of the original fine of 1.24 million euros, imposed during the arbitration process last year, by 15 percent. The rule violation dates from the period from June 2003 to June 2006.
Leaders of the three biggest US airlines are seeking to meet with new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to revive their stalled complaint that rivals from the Middle East are getting unfair government subsidies. The issue took on new urgency last month when one of the fast-growing Middle Eastern carriers, Emirates, announced plans to begin a new route between Athens, Greece, and Newark, New Jersey, just outside New York City. Such flights would entirely bypass Emirates’ home nation, the United Arab Emirates.