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Qatar Airways CEO meets Scottish first minister

Qatar Airways CEO meets Scottish first minister

Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker conducted a number of high level meetings this week during his visit to Edinburgh, Scotland, ahead of the launch of services between Doha and Edinburgh, which commence on 28 May 2014.

» Media | Friday, March 28, 2014 • Arabian Aerospace
Al Baker met with Scottish first minister, Alex Salmond, to discuss the launch of the new services and Scotland’s potential growth prospects.

Al Baker said that the airline was pleased to be launching services from the city and that Scotland’s tourism industry, along with infrastructure developments and potential business opportunities were key factors leading the airline’s decision to begin flying there.

“Edinburgh is a key gateway to and from Scotland and an important addition to the Qatar Airways global network. I am pleased to have met some of those leaders helping Scotland to further improve its links to the rest of the world as well as grow its infrastructure. I would like to thank everyone who has helped Qatar Airways develop its new service, especially Edinburgh Airport who have assisted our team throughout,” said Al Baker.
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