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U.S. Airlines Say Gulf Carriers Rushing Expansion Amid Probe

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Persian Gulf carriers are “rushing” to add new flights to the U.S. ahead of possible restrictions in a dispute over whether they are unfairly subsidized, said the chief executives of Delta, American and United airlines.

The additional services emphasize the need for a freeze on the Gulf carriers’ expansion until a resolution of the disagreement is reached, the U.S. airlines said in an April 17 letter to the U.S. government. They also called for full disclosure of the Gulf carriers’ financial statements as well as those of any government-owned entities that may provide goods and services at discounted prices.