Qatar Airways (QR) has confirmed it is one of the companies shortlisted by Saudi aviation authorities to operate domestic services in Saudi Arabia as the kingdom seeks to liberalize its airline regime. QR CEO Akbar Al Baker has stated in the past he is interested in investing in Saudi Arabia (ATW Daily News, July 3) whose large land area and young population make it a promising market, one that many analysts believe is underserved.  However, Al Baker has made it clear that any QR ...

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