Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker sees opportunities in the global aircraft leasing business, but acknowledged the Doha-based carrier needs to “become aggressive because this is a very strong profit center for the airline.” Al Baker told ATW he expects to have around 45 remaining aircraft for lease. “I don’t have the exact number, because we sold and leased back some of them while waiting for the 777 replacement,” he said.   In February, Qatar had 110 ...

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