10-Mar-2011 1:20 PM

Qatar Airways expects A350 delays to 'probably be longer' than six months

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker stated the carrier is "still holding" to its plans for aircraft orders (Bloomberg, 09-Mar-2011). Qatar Airways stated Airbus has stated delays to the delivery of the A350 aircraft would amount to six months. Mr Al Baker however stated that the carrier expects the delay to "probably be longer”.