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Qatar Airways Aims to Double in Size by 2020, CEO Says

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April 16 (Bloomberg) -- Qatar Airways Ltd., the second-biggest Middle Eastern Airline, will more than double in size by 2020, carrying 2 1/2 times more passengers than it does today, Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said.

Still, growth at the Gulf carrier could be held back by aircraft delivery delays, something that could prompt it to order Asian-built jets should they be demonstrably safe and efficient, Al Baker said in a panel discussion in Abu Dhabi.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tamara Walid in Abu Dhabi at twalid@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Chad Thomas at cthomas16@bloomberg.net

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