Qatar Airways A320. By Rob Finlayson Qatar Airways (QR) was officially invited to join oneworld Monday and appears set to become the first major Gulf carrier to enter into one of the three global airline alliances when it becomes a full member in 12-18 months. “Things are changing in the Middle East and in the global aviation industry,” QR CEO Akbar Al Baker said at a New York press conference. “When you cannot defeat your competitors, you join them. And that is what ...

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