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Article from BTNews 25 OCTOBER 2021

Al Baker at the RAC

Airline boss to make presentation.

The Aviation Club of the United Kingdom will welcome H E Akbar Al Baker, Chairman of Qatar Airways, for its final luncheon of the year at the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) on Tuesday 30 November.  

A sometimes-controversial ‘chief’ his near 25 years leadership of the state-owned carrier has seen it grow into one of the world’s major international airlines with a network of over 125 destinations from Hamed International Airport, opened in 2014 and built very much under his guidance.  

At the present time Qatar Airways operates around 235 aircraft and also has a thriving business jet fleet. Qatar Airways was the launch customer for the Airbus A350.  

A native of Doha, Al Baker’s formal education was in Mumbai.  He is much involved in Qatar tourism and is a Non-Executive Director of Heathrow Airport Plc.  He is currently Chairman of oneworld, the airline a member, and also sits on the board of IATA, having been the previous Chairman.   

Sometimes provocative, and also at times very witty, H E Akbar al Baker will seriously entertain members and their guests.  

Bookings to secretary@aviationclub.org.uk

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