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Air Italy’s (and Qatar’s) dream ends in tatters

“Al Baker hungry for new opportunities”, our headline said last week of Qatar Airways looking for new investment options. Today, we know Al Baker can delete one of his projects. Qatar and Alisarda announced on February 11 they will end their partnership in AQA...

Al Baker hungry for new opportunities (update IAG)

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker always has had a nose for smart deals. At the Qatar Airways/CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit in Doha, he confirmed he is having a look at some new opportunities in the short and medium-term. The first is a 49 percent stake in...

Qatar Airways: FY19-loss as blockade hurts

Qatar Airways on September 18 reported a net operating loss of QAR 1.850 billion for its fiscal year 2018-2019, down from -26 million the previous year. The loss attributable to its shareholder is even higher: QAR 2.330 billion, compared to -252 million the previous...

The U.S.-Qatar Open Skies Agreement

Qatar Airways today published a PR note about its investment in Air Italy.   The note starts like this: "Following recent false accusations relating to Qatar Airways’ shareholding in Air Italy, such baseless statements and consistent inaccuracies need addressing as a...

ICAO and Qatar

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) declined to involve itself in the Qatar aviation crisis after the...