British Airways (BA) and Qatar Airways are believed to be in the early stages of studying ways to increase levels of cooperation beyond their current codeshare links as part of the oneworld alliance. Speaking during a panel discussion at the IATA AGM in Doha, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker was asked by moderator Richard Quest of CNN if he was interested in some form of joint venture with British Airways. “Why not?” Al Baker replied. This was followed by a report in the Abu ...

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