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Akbar al-Baker: What’s next for Qatar Airways?

Akbar al-Baker: What’s next for Qatar Airways?

The company’s CEO discusses the Gulf blockade and its impact on the aviation industry, as crisis enters its second week.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have closed their airspace to Qatari aircraft amid a deepening diplomatic row, forcing Qatar’s flag carrier to re-route its flights over Iran, Turkey and Oman.
The decision by the four Arab nations to sever diplomatic ties, and cut off sea and air links with Qatar has caused major disruptions to air travel across the Gulf and raised fears for the future of aviation in the region – home to several of the world’s major long-haul carriers.
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