Qatar Airways posts frugal FY2019 financial results

Daily Newsletter | September 19, 2019
Qatar Airways has posted its financial results for FY2019. While the press release stated that the report highlights “the airline group’s success and underlying robust financial health”, the bottom line of the financial report points otherwise. The imposed blockade, losses from investments in various joint ventures and rising fuel costs have contributed to a net loss for the exuberant Middle East carrier.
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