Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker has called for industry collaboration to help the sector fend off the introduction of “unnecessary” EU environment charges (Arab News, 07-Nov-2010). At the Doha Aviation Summit, Mr al-Baker challenged the proposed emissions trading scheme (ETS), which will allow the European Union to press ahead with plans to charge airlines using European airspace for emissions permits from 2012.
Qatar Airways: “There are two entities, IATA and ICAO and I hope they realise how dependent the world economy is on aviation. Governments should not be using airlines as a cash cow for their own inefficiencies. They should try to work with airlines for the benefit of trade and commerce,” Akbar al-Baker, CEO. Source: