Qatar’s airline ambitions look like pie in the sky according to journalist

In his column in The Sunday Telegraph, Ben Marlow suggested that Qatar Airways may be attempting to buy stock in major carriers to bring together partners of the oneworld alliance ‘to create the world’s first super-airline’.

The journalist wrote that the diplomatic blockade in the Gulf had given Qatar an extra urgency to extend its overseas alliances.

The carrier holds around 20 per cent of IAG stock, and 10 per cent of LatAm.

Last month CEO Akbar Al Baker made an approach to American Airlines to buy a 10 per cent stake, and the article suggested he might also me considering involvement in Cathay Pacific. 

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