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Akbar Al-Baker

Qatar Airways' chief executive Akbar Al Baker

Qatar Airways to launch Saudi services early next year

With Saudi Arabia's price cap on domestic flights, private airlines have struggled with their profit margins.

November 19, 2013 10:12
 
Dreamliner seats

Qatar Airways chief concerned about Dreamliner safety

Qatar has placed orders for 60 Dreamliners - 30 firm and an option for 30 more.

December 12, 2012 8:35
 

Qatar Airways CEO to serve on IATA board of governors

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has been unanimously nominated to serve on the influential Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

December 4, 2011 10:05
 
Gulf carriers like Qatar Airways will continue muscle-flexing

Gulf carriers like Qatar Airways will continue muscle-flexing

It’s not the first time Qatar Airways publicly lectured Airbus. And it won’t be the last, with the Middle East accounting for 11% of all plane orders until 2030.

November 16, 2011 8:10
 
Rough landing: Qatar Airways CEO slams Airbus followed by an abrupt turn-around

Rough landing: Qatar Airways CEO slams Airbus followed by an abrupt turn-around

Indicating disappointment at Airbus, Qatar Airways CEO says the European planemaker was “still learning how to make airplanes.” Shortly after Qatar Airways placed a $6.5 billion order for Airbus jets.

November 15, 2011 1:30
 
The Emir of Qatar

The Emir of Qatar

Check out the colorful network of Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, whose influence runs the gamut from British royalty, to billionaire magnates, to hard working communists.

June 10, 2010 5:43
 
The Emir of Qatar

The Emir of Qatar

Check out the colorful network of Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, whose influence runs the gamut from British royalty, to billionaire magnates, to hard working communists.

June 10, 2010 5:42
 

Qatar Airways orders more Boeing 787s

Qatar Airways to increase its fleet to 120 aircraft by 2013, orders of $40 bn.

May 5, 2010 8:31