National carrier for the State of Qatar, operating a hub-and-spoke scheduled network based on the capital Doha, serving around eighty destinations in the Middle and Far East, Africa, Europe, Indian subcontinent and USA.
| Revenue (million)
||3,505.0 USD (2009)
| Passengers (million)
||92 aircraft in service
Originally owned by members of the Qatari royal family, operating on a mainly regional schedule. Qatar Airways was relaunched in April 1997 by a new management team headed by the CEO Akbar Al Baker.
In November 2006, Qatar Airways was the first airline to open a commercial passenger terminal dedicated exclusively to its First and Business Class passengers at Doha International Airport
On 30 May 2007 Al Baker signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to become the launch customer for the Airbus A350XWB. Announced plans, In December 2010, to launch its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in early 2012.