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Qatar Airways plans ‘multi-billion-dollar’ order at Dubai air show

Akbar Al Baker, the chief executive of Qatar Airways, has said the airline plans to place a 'multi-billion-dollar aircraft order' at the Dubai air show next month, Bloomberg has reported. The order will not be for the carrier's planned low-cost unit, which would use existing jets, he said. "The low-cost airline would be launched with the aircraft we already have," Al Baker said. "We will not buy new planes. We cannot have very high ownership costs." The discount project is "very much alive," the CEO added, though will be implemented only if and when low-cost rivals begin to affect market share.