Qatar able to launch low-cost carrier

06 May 2009

Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker has said that the carrier has 'a complete structure in place' to launch a budget airline within 90 days if the carrier's market share is eroded by any competitor, claiming to have already flown a low cost plane in the guise of a 'full-service' plane. Though no names were mentioned the statement is believed to be a reference to the launch of Emirates-backed FlyDubai.

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