Partnership for Open and Fair Skies Responds to Qatar Airways’ CEO “Man of the Year” Award

WASHINGTON, DC (November 8, 2017) – In response to Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker receiving an undeserved “Man of the Year” award from CAPA, the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies released the following statement:

“Congratulations to Mr. Al Baker for being named ‘Man of the Year’ when ‘Cheater of the Year’ would be a far more appropriate title,” said Jill Zuckman, chief spokesperson for the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies. “This recognition should be viewed as nothing more than an unsubtle attempt by a CEO who is reliant on government subsidies to buy credibility from an organization that lives in the pocket of the Gulf carriers.”