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Will ask Boeing to compensate for MAX grounding by Air Italy: Qatar Airways

Boeing MAX jets have been grounded worldwide and airlines are cancelling multimillion contracts following crashes in October and March that killed nearly 350 people

Reuters  |  St Petersburg 

Qatar Airways plans to seek compensation from Boeing over the grounding of three 737 MAX aircraft by Italian airline Air Italy, where the Qatari company is a major shareholder, group chief executive Akbar al-Baker told Reuters. Boeing MAX jets have been grounded worldwide and airlines are cancelling multimillion contracts following crashes in October and March that killed nearly 350 people. "At Qatar Airways we do not operate any MAX airplanes it affected our investment into Air Italy. Air Italy has three MAX operated in its fleet and they were grounded so it affected us ...

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First Published: Fri, June 07 2019. 14:08 IST
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