Qatar Airways may ‘reconsider’ Airbus orders if EU landing rights denied

July 2, 2014 12:17 am

Akbar al-Baker, the CEO of Qatar Airways has said the airline could reconsider ordering Airbus aircraft if it could not obtain landing rights, or slots, at European airports, Reuters has reported. “If they (European airport slots) are limited further, we will stop buying European aircraft,” al-Baker told German daily, Handelsblatt. “We have 186 orders at Airbus. What impact would that have on German jobs?”