Sunday, 25 February 2018
While maintaining its aggressive expansion policy, Qatar Airways is running into heavy turbulence. This is becoming more and more obvious with its CEO Akbar Al-Baker’s recent statement in Canberra that the airline will post a loss this year. He directly attributed the impending loss to the land, sea and air boycott by the quartet of Gulf and Arab states since last June, when the diplomatic crisis erupted, with Doha accused of directly supporting terror groups in the region and the wider ...
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Qatar Airways' chief executive admitted on Tuesday that the carrier will post a loss this year due to the fact that the four boycotting Arab countries have severed land, air and sea links with Qatar. Akbar al-Baker said that the ban on Qatar's flagship airline flying to neighboring Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt since last summer has forced it to fly longer routes through Turkey and Iran, and has hit the company's bottom line. "We have increased maintenance costs ...
Sunday, 27 August 2017
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker has been elected chairman of the board of governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the airline said on Sunday. Baker will start his one-year term in June 2018, taking over from current chairman, Singapore Airlines’ Goh Choon Phong.
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Akbar Al Baker lashes out at his US airline rivals – but says Trump is a ‘successful businessman’
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Qatar Airways was due to be the first airline to receive the recently revamped aircraft, but has refused to take them because of engine glitche
Thursday, 22 October 2015
The chief said he trusted American regulators to put passengers’ interests first
Monday, 19 May 2014
Gulf airlines benefit because residents don’t make ‘so much fuss’ about aircraft noise, Akbar Al Baker tells UK newspaper