My Account Menu

CAPA Login

Register to trial CAPA Membership!

An IPO for Qatar Airways by 2012?


Qatar Airways confirmed its intention to become wholly government owned by the end of 2009 or early 2010, clearing the way for a full privatisation of the carrier, with a target date between 2012 and 2014. The carrier is currently 50% owned by the Qatar Government and 50% owned by private Qatari interests. The company was founded as a private carrier in 1993, but was restructured in the late 1990s, bringing in government ownership and Akbar Al Baker as CEO. [1069 words]

Unlock the following content in this report:


  • Expansion continues at breakneck pace – with Europe the current focus
  • Qatar Airways reverses course on B787
Please login to continue reading or find out more about CAPA Membership below.
This content is exclusively for CAPA Membership Subscribers

CAPA Membership gives you the latest aviation news and alerts, access to CAPA articles, reports, and our leading aviation data with optional premium add-ons.