Qatar Airways will soon move an application to launch a full-service airline in India for domestic operations, according to its chief Akbar Al Baker. He said the proposed airline would be fully financed by Qatar's sovereign fund. It would have Indians heading the board and as most of its members.
Baker, who has been Qatar Airways' Group Chief Executive for over two decades, was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday. "We will move the application soon. I don't know really by when because it (the process) takes time, he told PTI on the sidelines of the IATA Annual General Meeting here when asked by when the application for a licence would be moved.