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The Financial Express

Qatar Airways to continue flight operations

The carrier could soon run out of cash, CEO warns


Published: March 29, 2020 16:38:07 | Updated: March 31, 2020 11:41:19


Akbar al-Baker Akbar al-Baker

Qatar Airways will continue flight operations as long as necessary to get stranded travellers home, Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker said on Sunday, but warned that the carrier could soon run out of cash.

“We have enough cash to take us through a very short period of time,” he said in a phone interview, reports Reuters.

He said the airline would eventually have to seek support from its owner, the Qatar government.

The Middle East carrier is one of few global airlines to continue operate after the coronavirus decimated travel demand almost overnight.

 

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