About Us

CEO Mr. Akbar Al Baker

Group CEO's Message

Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world with an unprecedented expansion rate averaging almost 40% year on year.

Over the past decade, we have expanded our cargo and aircraft fleet and developed our cargo route network. We have been growing continuously, while offering our customers the best levels of service.

Awarded the prestigious 5-star status by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitor, Qatar Airways operates from its Doha hub to over 125 cities worldwide, offering freight forwarders access to one of the youngest airline fleets, as well as a truly global network.

Our team of specialists are constantly achieving unrivalled transshipment times using the latest logistical management technology, ensuring on-time delivery and operational efficiency. Our superior business practices have earned the coveted ISO 9001:2000 for quality management systems in freight space.

As brand-new Boeing 777 and A330 freighters join our fleet, we are fulfilling our vision and delivering our promises to a growing number of long-term partners worldwide.   

Thank you for flying your cargo with us.

Akbar Al Baker
Group CEO
Qatar Airways
Akbar Al Baker's Profile

Akbar Al Baker has been instrumental in shaping the development of Qatar Airways into one of the fastest growing and most highly acclaimed airlines in the world.

Born in Doha, he is a graduate in Economics and Commerce and worked at various levels in the Civil Aviation Directorate before becoming Qatar Airways' CEO in 1997.

Mr. Al Baker has since spearheaded the growth of Qatar Airways, which operated only four aircraft in a regional capacity prior to his appointment. Currently Qatar Airways flies over 90 aircraft to more than 100 destinations across an ever-growing international route network.

He is also leading the development of the New Doha International Airport, which opens in phases from 2012.

A highly motivated individual, Mr. Al Baker has been a successful businessman in Doha for more than 25 years, holds a private pilot license, and is also Group CEO of several divisions of Qatar's national airline - these being Qatar Airways Holidays, Qatar Aviation Services, Qatar Duty Free Company, Doha International Airport, Qatar Distribution Company and Qatar Aircraft Catering Company.