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paris (reuters) – the four arab boycott does not stop the growth of qatar airways and its plans to expand its fleet, said monday, reuters, the general manager of the company, who noted his claim after a rebound contraction related to the initial ban).
saudi arabia, the united arab emirates, bahrain and egypt broke on june 5, diplomatic relations with qatar and closed its airspace to qatar airways aircraft, forcing them to direct costs.
“there has been a financial impact,” said akbar al baker, in an interview on a boeing 777 at the paris air show of the company.
“we’ve had a lot of cancellations, particularly on the part of the four countries that make the illegal blockade, but we have found new markets, and this is our growth strategy,” he said, adding that the passengers returned to the company after it was initially discouraged by the boycott.
qatar has turned to the international civil aviation organization (icao) and akbar al baker said he was disappointed by the lack of response by the united nations agency responsible for ensuring compliance with the chicago convention on international air law.
“i don’t think she’s done enough. i don’t think she took this problem very seriously,” said akbar al baker.
qatar airways has many opportunities for growth elsewhere in the gulf, “he said, citing as an example the new routes opened this month in dublin, skopje and sarajevo.
“we’re not going to see any of the (receiving) planes (…) our deliveries of aircraft. at the same time as we are forced by akbar al baker, said, adding that the company was to increase the capacity of freight.
qatar airways to take an interest in the italian production company, even if there is still “a few issues that need to be addressed,” he said.
she is not interested in alitalia, the search for a buyer because of its financial difficulties, despite the presence in the capital of the company from the united arab emirates, etihad.
“we don’t want to look at the accounts, because i know how it was left by a company to adjust, and so has failed,” said akbar al baker.
qatar airways is planning to create an indian company in its own right, with a hundred aircraft for domestic routes in india, which has recently opened a sky to foreign investors.
qatar airways will soon apply for an operating licence, said akbar al baker, without further details.
(bertrand boucey for service in french, edited by veronica poker)
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