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Al-Baker calls on aviation industry to cut costs

Al-Baker calls on aviation industry to cut costs

The global aviation industry will have to finds ways to reduce costs and make sure the airlines maintain upward trend in their performance, said IATA’s new chairman Akbar al-Baker.

Al-Baker becomes chairman of IATA board of governors

Al-Baker becomes chairman of IATA board of governors

Akbar al-Baker is the 77th chair of the IATA BoG and the first CEO from Qatar Airways to hold the position. He has served on the BoG since 2012.

Qatar strengthens its resolve in the face of adversity: Akbar al-Baker

Qatar strengthens its resolve in the face of adversity: Akbar al-Baker

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker yesterday “marked a world first” by becoming the first airline leader outside of the European Union to personally address the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN).

Qatar Airways reveals ‘aggressive expansion’, new destinations

Qatar Airways reveals ‘aggressive expansion’, new destinations

Qatar Airways also unveiled a brand-new interactive exhibition stand at the world’s largest international travel fair, ITB Berlin.

New QA service to Canberra 'gives Australians more convenience'

New QA service to Canberra 'gives Australians more convenience'

Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker stressed the airline's commitment to connecting Canberrans to its extensive global network via the award-winning Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha.

Qatar Airways to take delivery of first Airbus A350-1000 in Feb third week: Al-Baker

Qatar Airways to take delivery of first Airbus A350-1000 in Feb third week: Al-Baker

Qatar Airways will take delivery of the first Airbus A350-1000 aircraft between February 15 and 20, group chief executive Akbar al-Baker has said.

Qatar Airways says offered 25% stake by US startup airline

Qatar Airways says offered 25% stake by US startup airline

Qatar Airways tried to buy up to 10% of listed American Airlines last year, but changed its mind in August after opposition from the US carrier's management.

Akbar al-Baker named ‘Aviation Executive of the Year’ by CAPA

Akbar al-Baker named ‘Aviation Executive of the Year’ by CAPA

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker has been named the ‘Aviation Executive of the Year’ by the CAPA Centre for Aviation, an independent body ...

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.