No plans to launch budget airline now: Qatar Airways’ CEO

18 Nov 2012

(MENAFN) Qatar Airways’ CEO, Akbar al-Baker, announced that at the current time, the carrier has no plans to set up a budget airline; however, it keeps options open on all future plans, reported AP.

Al-Baker said that the fast-growing carrier, which received its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner last week, is focusing on expanding its global network.

He noted that Qatar Airways doesn’t plan to launch a budget carrier to compete with Dubai’s government-backed flydubai, which serves over 50 destinations currently.

It is worth noting that the Qatari airline competes with other Gulf rivals, including Emirates and Etihad Airways.

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