The Qatar Airways expressed its plan to buy at least $808 million in American Airlines on 23rd of June 2017.
But American Airlines announced its decision on 13th of July 2017 as it’s not going to partner flights with Qatar Airways as there was an issue of government subsidies to Middle East carriers. American Airlines, along with Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, has called the Trump Administration to crack down on an alleged $50-billion in state subsidies to carriers in the Middle East.
Qatar continues to get entangled with the worst regional crisis with other countries.
Saudi Arabia and its allies including Egypt and the United Arab Emirates announced that they would cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of backing extremist groups and being too close to Riyadh’s arch-rival Iran.
But Qatar has denied the allegations.
American Airlines stated that it welcomed Qatar’s change of heart.