Qatar Airways mulls stake in Meridiana’s AKFED parent — CH-Aviation com

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900  © Airbus Industrie

Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int’l) is looking to acquire a 20% shareholding in the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) the Sardinia Post has reported. Should the acquisition go through, it would give the Qatari carrier an indirect foothold in the fund’s Alisarda Holding company which is parent to Meridiana, Meridiana fly, and Air Italy.


Though Meridiana’s management has vehemently denied past reports concerning talks with the Qataris, airline CEO Akbar al Baker has gone on record as saying preliminary discussions have indeed occurred and that Qatar Airways’ door is always open to further negotiations.


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