African Aviation: Qatar seeks to explore more in Africa

Qatar Airways’ chief executive has ambitions to turn Casablanca into a major airport hub in Africa after a potential stake acquisition in Royal Air Maroc, but right now he is focused on owning part of Italian airline, Meridiana. “We are not supermen,” said Akbar Al Baker, chief executive of Qatar Airways. “We are too busy at the moment with Meridiana… […]

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Qatar CEO: Airlines have been taking African passengers to the cleaners

By Selene Brophy Cape Town – Qatar Airways has inaugurated its newly launched Durban-Doha route, as part of an expansion of the airline’s operations and decade-long investment in South Africa. The new route will see a four-times-weekly flight between the two cities, with a total of 21 flights a week now connecting South Africa to Qatar Airways’ global network. The […]

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