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Qatar Airways says A350 delay will 'probably' exceed six months

State-owned carrier is 'still holding' to its plans for aircraft orders, CEO Akbar Al Baker says

Qatar Airways says A350 delay will 'probably' exceed six months
CEO SPEAK: Qatar Airways Ltd is still holding to its plans for aircraft orders, its CEO said on Wednesday at a Berlin press conference

Qatar Airways Ltd is “still holding” to
its plans for aircraft orders, its Chief Executive Officer said on Wednesday at a Berlin press conference.

The carrier will decide by the Paris Air
Show in mid-2011 on whether to order Bombardier’s CSeries plane
model, Akbar Al Baker added.

The state-owned
carrier is interested in adding to the five Airbus SAS A380
double-decker aircraft that it currently has on order, he said.

Qatar Airways has been told by planemaker Airbus SAS that delays in the delivery will amount to six months, while the airline expects that the postponement “will probably be longer,” Al Baker said.

 

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