He was addressing the media at Boeing facility at Everrett, Washington, after taking delivery of the national carrier's first ever Boeing 747-8 cargo freighter.
"The unjustified blockade on us (Qatar) has not prevented us from expanding. We are gifting this aircraft to the people of Qatar," al-Baker said.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters,12 Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.