As reported by CNN TV
, President Bush has signed into law a constitutional amendment banning Airbus planes owned by foreign carriers from entering into US airspace, crippling any hopes that we will ever see A-380 service within the United States.
In response, the European Union's countries have unanimously voted to ban US-airline-owned Boeing aircraft from entering into European Union airspace, and, in a related development, American Airlines and United Airlines have sold their Heathrow operating authority to Northwest Airlines and US Airways, respectively, as neither American or United has any Airbus aircraft that they wish to use for North Atlantic travel, as American's A-300 aircraft are used nearly exclusively in the Caribbean, and United's A-320-family aircraft are used on their high-frequency "shuttle" runs, such as their hourly LGA
service. Northwest and US Airways are the only US-based airlines which operate the A-330, and both airlines will be using their A-330's on flights to London-Heathrow, Northwest's flights will be from DTW
, and MSP
, and US Airways' will be from BOS
, and PIT
...more details to come as they are released...
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