U.S. to investigate Gulf airlines for alleged subsidies

April 10, 2015 11:28 PM

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WASHINGTON – Three federal departments agreed Friday to investigate allegations by the three biggest U.S. airlines that three state-owned Persian Gulf carriers get unfair subsidies from their governments.

The Transportation, Commerce and State departments said the allegations of $42 billion in subsidies deserve a public hearing, so arguments from both sides will be collected in a public forum, on a regulatory web site.

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