GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE'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 140 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 CHIEF EXECUTIVE
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 - named Airline of the Year 2012, for the second consecutive year, by global industry audit Skytrax.
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´ Chief Executive Officer in 1997.
Mr. Al Baker has spearheaded the growth of Qatar Airways, which operated only four aircraft in a regional capacity prior to his appointment. Qatar Airways currently flies a modern fleet more than 130 aircraft to more than 140 destinations across six continents.
He is also leading the development of the multi-billion dollar Hamad International Airport project, which opened its first phase in May 2014 and is now home to Qatar Airways.
Mr Al Baker is a member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO), a member of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and is a non-executive Director of Heathrow Airport Holdings. AACO is the organisation responsible for the development of the airline industry in the Arab world, IATA is the world regulatory body of airlines, and HAH is the company responsible for the running and development of UK´s largest airport.
A highly motivated individual, Mr. Al Baker has been a successful businessman in Doha for more than 25 years, holds a private pilot licence, and is also Group Chief Executive 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, Qatar Executive Officer, Oryx Rotana Hotel and Qatar Aircraft Catering Company.