Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker. By Geoffrey Thomas Qatar Airways (QR) ordered 50 Airbus A320neos and five A380s, worth a reported $6.5 billion at the Dubai Airshow—alongside a Boeing order for two 777 freighters worth $560 million—but the Airbus order was only secured after some high drama. A press conference between Airbus and QR was called off by the carrier, who then held a press conference with Boeing. QR CEO Akbar Al Baker told media that there ...

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