Qatar rules out Air India bid, again

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 31, 2017 16:44

Qatar rules out Air India bid, again

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker has again stated that the airline is interested in starting its own new airline in India but that it will not be bidding for Air India.

“India is a big market and we will definitely start operations there,” Al Baker said. This is despite rumours swirling that efforts to start up in India are being scuppered by officials there. In typical fashion, Al Baker said they this opposition will be overcome “because travelers in India deserve more”.

He also reiterated the resilience of Qatar and the airline despite the ongoing sanctions imposed on the country by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 31, 2017 16:44