qatar airways chief executive hits out at us rival over passenger video
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today

Qatar Airways chief executive hits out at US rival over passenger video

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Qatar Airways chief executive hits out at US rival over passenger video

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said that his airline would never treat a passenger the way United Airlines
Doha - Arab Today

The Qatar Airways chief executive has branded United Airlines "wicked" over a controversial video showing the mistreatement of one of the US carrier’s passengers.
United Airlines has faced worldwide condemnation since a video released online showed one of its passengers being dragged down the aisle of an aircraft and ejected from the plane to allow its staff to fly instead.
Akbar Al Baker, in a typically pugnacious mood on the opening day of the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, said that his airline would never treat a passenger in this way.
"Even if the chief executive needed to travel he would sit in the jump seat," he said.
Qatar Airways, along with Etihad Airways and Emirates, have been involved in a long-running dispute with the three main US carriers United, American and Delta claiming that the Gulf carriers have been given state subsidies in contravention of open skies policies. All three Gulf carriers reject the allegations.
With Donald Trump in the White House, and a shift to a more protectionist mood in the US, there had been some speculation that the open skies row would be reignited.
"I cannot believe they are still trying this form of bullying," said Mr Al Baker. "Two US administrations, under Mr Obama and Mr Trump, have now looked at this and found nothing. They [the US carriers] only operate routes where they can swindle their customers, they do not represent the United States."
Concerning an attempted US travel ban that targets 6 predominantly Muslim nations and a restriction on electronics carried on board flights from the UAE, Qatari and other Middle Eastern airports, Mr Al Baker said "I’m sure it will soon be resolved", but gave no further details.
Mr Al Baker also announced 12 new destinations for the Qatari airline including a new route to San Francisco next year. Mr Al Baker said it had not experienced as much of a drop- off in demand for travel to the US as Emirates, which recently made cuts on five of its services to America.
"We have seen some decline in our traffic to the United States," said Mr Al Baker. He said "some" means it is manageable. "We have not seen any massive declines like some carriers, we still have robust loads and revenues. In every downturn there is opportunity, which is why we are launching San Franciso and we will also launch Las Vegas in the first half of next year. The US is not the entire world, there are other geographies that we will expanding into as well."

Source: The National

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

qatar airways chief executive hits out at us rival over passenger video qatar airways chief executive hits out at us rival over passenger video

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

qatar airways chief executive hits out at us rival over passenger video qatar airways chief executive hits out at us rival over passenger video

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 17:25 2018 Thursday ,04 January

Maktoum bin Mohammed attends wedding

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,09 March

Arab Cinema Centre celebrates two years of success

GMT 03:42 2017 Tuesday ,07 February

ERC donates medical equipment

GMT 08:57 2018 Friday ,19 January

2 Koreas in talks on Winter Olympics athletes

GMT 02:09 2018 Friday ,19 January

Calls for action over dirty money flowing

GMT 09:52 2018 Monday ,15 January

EU more dependent on Russian gas

GMT 14:07 2017 Monday ,23 October

Five-month battle ends in Philippine city

GMT 05:30 2017 Saturday ,21 October

As Islamic State falls, has US missed bigger picture?

GMT 13:10 2016 Monday ,12 December

Egypt arrests four over deadly church bombing

GMT 11:46 2017 Sunday ,29 October

Oman condemns terrorist blast

GMT 12:07 2016 Thursday ,22 September

India 105/1 against New Zealand in 500th Test

GMT 03:21 2018 Sunday ,21 January

Pence starts Mideast tour in Egypt amid Arab anger

GMT 03:07 2018 Tuesday ,02 January

How to take a stress-free holiday road trip

GMT 09:24 2017 Thursday ,28 December

Syrian governmental forces target a village in Idlib

GMT 18:19 2017 Wednesday ,27 December

Royal Air Maroc orders four Boeing Dreamliners
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday