Qatar Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said he’d have contemplated joining Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Star Alliance had the German company not proved so hostile to the growth of Persian Gulf carriers.
Qatar Airways Ltd. is examining a potential acquisition in Europe, where it last year purchased a stake in freight operator Cargolux International SA, Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said today.
Qatar Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker reconciled with Airbus SAS and signed an order valued at $6.4 billion, hours after publicly lambasting the European manufacturer for its inability to build aircraft.
Qatar Airways Ltd., the Middle East’s second-biggest carrier, plans to place a “multi-billion-dollar aircraft order” at the Dubai Air Show next month, Chief Executive Officer Akbar al Baker said today.
Boeing Co.’s troubled 787 Dreamliner plane got a vote of confidence from the chief executive officer of Qatar Airways Ltd., who called the recent technical glitches “teething problems” that won’t affect his purchase plans.