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Akbar al-Baker elected chairman of IATA’s Board of Governors

Akbar al-Baker elected chairman of IATA’s Board of Governors

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker has been elected chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG) of prestigious global aviation industry body International Air Transport Association (IATA)

QA expects to receive its first A350-1000 before year-end

QA expects to receive its first A350-1000 before year-end

Qatar Airways expects to receive its first A350-1000 aircraft before the year-end, Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker said on Wednesday.

Qatar Airways to start buying shares in American Airlines

Qatar Airways to start buying shares in American Airlines

Qatar Airways is to press on with plans to build a stake of up to 4.75% in American Airlines in the near future, despite the "categorical" opposition of the US company's management, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker said.

Qatar Airways commits to route, fleet growth

Qatar Airways commits to route, fleet growth

Qatar Airways will “march on” with its plans to add new destinations and is “successfully mitigating” some of the impact of the network disruptions, Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker said at the Paris Air Show.

More e-gates will be needed at HIA: Akbar al-Baker

More e-gates will be needed at HIA: Akbar al-Baker

More e-gates at the Hamad International Airport (HIA) will become necessary with the facility becoming popular among residents, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker has said.

QA posts operating profit of QR3bn-plus in 2016

QA posts operating profit of QR3bn-plus in 2016

Qatar Airways has posted a “strong” financial performance in fiscal 2016, registering an operating profit of more than QR3bn, the best ever for the Doha-based airline.

Qatar Airways wants to swap A320neos for A321neos

Qatar Airways wants to swap A320neos for A321neos

Qatar Airways is in talks with Airbus to convert its order for up to 80 A320neos to the larger A321neo, its chief executive said on Monday.

Qatar Airways to buy 49 percent of Italy's Meridiana

Qatar Airways to buy 49 percent of Italy's Meridiana

Qatar Airways has signed an agreement to purchase 49% of Italian airline Meridiana, the national carrier said on Thursday.

Qatar Airways 'fiscal 2016' net profit jumps 328% to QR1.6bn

Qatar Airways 'fiscal 2016' net profit jumps 328% to QR1.6bn

Qatar Airways Group, the parent company of the Doha-based national airline, posted a net profit of QR1.6bn in fiscal 2016 (April 2015 to March 2016), up 328% on the previous financial year.

QA to launch service to 17 new destinations by March next year

QA to launch service to 17 new destinations by March next year

Qatar Airways plans to launch service to some 17 new destinations in the 2017 fiscal year, the national airline said in its ‘Annual Report 2016’, which was released here on Monday.

Qatar Airways in advanced talks for 25-30 Boeing narrow body planes

Qatar Airways in advanced talks for 25-30 Boeing narrow body planes

Qatar Airways is in advanced talks with Boeing to buy up to 30 narrow body planes and will not rule out additional cancellations of delayed deliveries from rival Airbus, the airline's chief executive said on Monday.

HIA expansion to start by year-end:  Al-Baker

HIA expansion to start by year-end: Al-Baker

Dublin: Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker expects expansion to start at Doha’s state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport (HIA) by the year-end.