Qatar Airways’ CEO, Akbar Al Baker, is no stranger to ridiculous soundbites. If there were an airline CEO worthy of a reality TV show, it would no doubt be His Excellency.
I mean, I think this clip from last year’s Farnborough Air Show perfectly sums up what you can expect from him:
But via Flightglobal, I think this might just be one of his best quotes yet, from ITB Berlin, which took place this week:
Qatar Airways is today taking delivery of its second Airbus A350, which – like the first – will be used to operate Doha-Frankfurt flights.
The new jet will be deployed on this route to “rub salt in the wound” of Lufthansa, said the Gulf carrier’s chief executive Akbar Al Baker at the ITB travel trade show in Berlin today.