Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al Baker, speaking at the Arab Air Carriers Organization annual meeting in Algiers, said he “considered joining Emirates to create a mega-carrier” before being invited to join the Oneworld alliance. Al Baker said the two airlines would have been able to take advantage of “so many synergies,” while operating networks that were at least partially complementary. “Unfortunately that dream of mine did not come true, but we then got invited to join Oneworld,” ...
THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS
You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Qatar's Al Baker Contemplated Emirates Merger".
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.
Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.