Akbar Al Baker announces acquisition of 9.61% of Cathay Pacific


Qatar Airways has announced, in a short statement to the press, that it has entered into an agreement to purchase an amount of 378,188,000 shares of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited –approximately 9.61 per cent of the total issued share capital.  Completion of the transaction is expected to take place later today in Hong Kong. 

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker (pictured above), said: “Qatar Airways is very pleased to complete its financial investment in Cathay Pacific. Cathay Pacific is a fellow oneworld member and is one of the strongest airlines in the world, respected throughout the industry and with massive potential for the future.”

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