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Reason why Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker demands more access to Canadian market?

Qatar Airways’ chief executive Akbar Al Baker called for greater access for the rapid expanding Qatar Airways to the Canadian market, We have Canadian companies trying to sell us equipment. But trade is a two-way street. We will give them trade, in return we want to access their markets.

“They just want to throw peanuts at us. But the genie is out of the bottle. They will not be able to restrain our capacity,” Baker said.

Qatar Airways stated Sunday that it is not the responsibility of the country in which the cargo transits to x-ray or inspect, it is rather the responsibility of the country from where the consignment originates as per the Chicago Convection.

The airways issued the statement against the backdrop of the suspicious packages that were discovered at Dubai airport the day before yesterday and was shipped by Qatar Airways from Sana’a to Dubai via Doha International Airport.

Air Canada’s (ACa.TO)(ACb.TO) chief executive this year accused Emirates of wanting to “flood” Canadian skies with airline seats so it can scoop up travellers and divert them through Dubai.

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Megan Batchelor
Executive features editor at The CEOWORLD magazine and lover of reality TV. I eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.