Qatar Airways became wholly government-owned following last year’s leadership transition, confirmed CEO Akbar Al Baker. Qatar Airways had been half-owned by the country’s former prime minister, Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani and other stakeholders but this share was bought by the government in July 2013. Although not required to, Qatar Airways plans to disclose its 2013 profit figures before September. The airline will receive its first A380-800 in early June, the first of 13 such aircraft on order.

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