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Qatar's Hessa Al-Jaber to replace Al-Baker on VW board

Volkswagen said on Wednesday Hessa Al-Jaber, the former IT minister for Qatar, would be nominated to the carmaker's supervisory board, replacing Akbar Al Baker, chief executive of Qatar Airways. Al-Jaber's appointment pave

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Qatar Airways orders 14 Boeing jets for $4.8bn

Qatar Airways has announced an order valued at $4.8 billion for 10 Boeing 777-8Xs and four 777 freighters on the opening day of the 2015 Paris Airshow. “Acquiring technologically-advanced airplanes such as the 777X is integr

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Al Baker sees no need for concessions to US airlines

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said on Monday he saw no reason for Middle Eastern governments to propose any changes to transportation policy in response to US airlines that allege unfair competition from Gulf carriers.

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US Big Three aim to limit consumer choice: Al Baker

Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker has accused the Big Three US airlines (American, Delta and United) of making "a transparent attempt to block new competition and limit consumer choice." Commenting on th

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UK must increase airport capacity: Al Baker

  The chief executive of Qatar Airways said Britain needs to take urgent action to increase airport capacity in London and the south east of England to avoid a "catastrophic situation" for the country's economy.

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Qatar Airways ‘has no plans to join oneworld alliance’

Qatar Airways has no plans to join the oneworld airline alliance, its chief executive Akbar Al-Baker said on Sunday, dismissing reports that the airline had become the newest member of the group as "rumour." Asked if the

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Qatar Airways to defer A380 deliveries

Qatar Airways will defer delivery of its A380 superjumbos until it gets more details about wing cracks on the Airbus aircraft, its chief executive said on Monday.    European air safety regulators ordered checks in February

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Qatar Airways IPO postponed for ‘long time’

Any stock market flotation of Qatar Airways has been pushed back into the distant future, the chief executive of the Gulf state's flag carrier said on Thursday. 'I don't think it will be anywhere closer to five to eight years b

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NEW TWIST: Qatar Airways in $6.5bn Airbus deal

Qatar Airways placed a $6.5 billion order for Airbus jets hours after telling the European giant to go back to basics and learn how to build airplanes in a day of high theatre at the Dubai Air Show on Tuesday. Chief executive Akbar Al Bake

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Go back to basics, Al Baker tells Airbus

Qatar Airways slammed the brakes on an expected $6.5 billion deal with Airbus at the last minute on Tuesday, throwing the Dubai Air Show into disarray as the airline's head signed a deal with Boeing and told its European rival to go back to basics

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