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Qatar resilient to downturn, but aircraft delays having an effect


Qatar Airways is displaying no lack of confidence coming into 2009. The carrier expects to add an array of new destinations in 2009, declaring itself to be “resilient to what’s happening in the markets”. It has forecast passenger growth of 30-35% during the year, with passenger traffic expected to reach approximately 16 million.

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  • Route expansion continuing
  • B787 delays
  • Aircraft finance flows
  • No interest in Olympic airways, focus remains on growth and profit

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  • Qatar Airways destinations map: Jan-09
  • Boeing B787 delays timeline
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