Qatar Airways Group appoints Group Chief Executive

Qatar Airways Group has officially announced that, after an illustrious 27-year tenure, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, the current Group Chief Executive Officer, will step down from his role on November 5th, 2023. He will be succeeded by Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, who will take on the role of Group Chief Executive for Qatar Airways.

Under the guidance of H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways has evolved into a globally renowned and trusted brand known for its exceptional customer service and unwavering commitment to the highest standards. As the national airline of the State of Qatar, it has achieved the remarkable feat of being named the “World’s Best Airline” seven times. Additionally, the management and operation of Hamad International Airport, under Qatar Airways’ purview, has earned recognition as the “World’s Best Airport.”

The Qatar Airways Group’s significant contribution to the successful delivery of the FIFA World Cup 2022 demonstrated its remarkable capabilities, unwavering commitment to excellence, and its dedication to fostering global unity.

About Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading international air cargo carrier is based in Doha, State of Qatar. It serves a global network of more than 70 freighter destinations and 160 passenger destinations utilising freighters and belly-hold passenger flights. The airline’s freighter fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, two Boeing 747-400 freighters, 26 Boeing 777 freighters and one Airbus A310 freighter. It also has an extensive road feeder service (RFS) network. With considerable investments in its products, services, quality handling, infrastructure, facilities, people and procedures at each of its destinations, the cargo carrier provides high operating standards for the transportation of cargo. Qatar Airways Cargo remains committed to sustainability and giving back to communities it serves through its sustainability programme WeQare, built on the key pillars of sustainability: environment, society, economy and culture.

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