NEW DELHI: According to Economic times source Qatar Airways on Tuesday reaffirmed its plans to start an airline in India. The airline’s CEO, Akbar Al Baker, told the media in France “we will launch an airline in India which will have a fleet of at least 100 aircraft”.
Addressing a press meet in Toulouse, France, Baker did not disclose what kind of type aircraft would be deployed once it starts an airline in India.
It was in March 2017 that Baker first mentioned about its plans for a carrier in India. “I will not tell you what types of aeroplanes we will deploy in India but as you may remember we said that we will launch an airline in India which will have a fleet of at least 100 aircraft,” he said.
Last December, the airline had said it would like to add more flights to India in the future as the country is an economic superpower and an important destination for it. In March last year, Baker had said Qatar Airways plans to set up an airline in India along with the Gulf nation’s sovereign wealth fund.