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Qatar Air Says It Could Split Oneworld Over American Air Row

  • Gulf carrier might seek to create `mini-alliance,' CEO warns
  • Company owns 10% of American's closest partner British Airways
A worker prepares an Airbus SAS E-Fan electric aircraft beside an Airbus A380 airliner, operated by Qatar Airways Ltd., on the opening day of the 51st International Paris Air Show in Paris, France, on Monday, June 15, 2015. The 51st International Paris Air Show is the world's largest aviation and space industry exhibition and takes place at Le Bourget airport June 15 - 21.
Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg
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Qatar Airways said it may seek to form a breakaway group within the Oneworld alliance should fellow member American Airlines Group Inc. continue to lend its weight to a U.S. push to curb the growth of Gulf rivals.

Qatar Air, which joined Oneworld in 2013, won’t tolerate a situation where “conditions are no longer conducive to a fair business relationship and mutual respect,” Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said in an interview.