Is Arab boycott causing turbulence for beleaguered Qatar Airways?

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 ...

Qatar airways boss predicts losses, blames Arab boycott

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 ...

Qatar Airways chief to chair IATA board starting June 2018

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. 

Qatar Airways CEO: Donald Trump ‘my friend’… but Delta boss ‘smelling glue’

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Akbar Al Baker lashes out at his US airline rivals – but says Trump is a ‘successful businessman’

Qatar Air says Pratt & Whitney engines not adequately tested

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

We create American jobs, Qatar Airways boss says

Thursday, 22 October 2015

The chief said he trusted American regulators to put passengers’ interests first

European airports must go 24-hour to compete, says Qatar Airways chief

Monday, 19 May 2014

Gulf airlines benefit because residents don’t make ‘so much fuss’ about aircraft noise, Akbar Al Baker tells UK newspaper

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