Emirates plans flight despite US opposition
NEW YORK (AP) – Emirates says it plans to operate its flight from New Jersey to Greece as planned from this weekend despite opposition from 25 members of the New York and New Jersey congressional delegation. They asked Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop the Dubai-based airline from beginning a round-trip flight between Newark and Athens. They claim Emirates and other airlines have an unfair advantage over American air carriers because they receive state subsidies. The group wants Trump to delay the scheduled Sunday commencement of the flight until his administration can negotiate a resolution with the airlines.
Get real. American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce head Simos Anastasopoulos told a conference on Tuesday that Greece needs a change of mentality, saying, ‘The recessionary course of GDP in 2016 reflects the negative course of the real economy that does not coincide with the political wishes [that can only exist in a] virtual reality.’