Farnborough Video: Qatar Airways chief Akbar Al Baker speaks out

One of the airline industry’s best interviews is Qatar Airways chairman and chief executive Akbar Al Baker. I caught up with him in a joint interview with Max Kingsley-Jones, the deputy editor of Flight International, at the Farnborough Air Show on Tuesday at his chalet.

The video we grabbed doesn’t do justice to a very entertaining and insightful discussion, but it does give you a flavour of the subjects over which our interview ranged.

Topics covered in the interview included what he will do in Doha if challenged by a low-cost player; and what he understands Boeing might have to do to meet its production rate challenges on the much-delayed 787 Dreamliner.

For others interviews Max and I have done with Mr Al Baker check out these links:

Max interviews the Qatar chief in Doha in December 2007 and talks money and orders,

Mark interviews Mr Al Baker for an Airline Business cover interview in early 2006 and talks about his management style.

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