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
James Nash and Deena Kamel Yousef
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.