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Doha - Airport Opening, Delayed Again.  
User currently offlinesmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1531 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5846 times:

The following article;

http://moodiereport.com/document.php?c_id=6&doc_id=32135

Indicates DOH will not open now until mid-2013 a further six months later then the revised opening of December 2012. The issues appears to be based around ' the airport operator parting ways with a key contractor'.

Akbar Al Baker stated some elements will open on time however.

“However, some NDIA facilities will open around the end of this year, including cargo, the VIP Terminal and the maintenance base for Qatar Airways,” he said. “And we have already started the operational readiness programme - the ORAT [Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer] has begun.”

Will Al Baker remain CEO of DOH as well as QR, as he currently is? Is there any other airlines who shares their CEO with their Hub airport? One of the many unique elements of Middle-Eastern aviation.

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User currently offlinezeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9002 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5539 times:

Quoting smi0006 (Thread starter):

Akbar Al Baker stated some elements will open on time however.

Surprised this is not in some way Boeing's and Airbus faults, they are the the only people who are apparently capable of delays on major projects.

I think the western media must have its dates mixed up, Al Baker could not be responsible for any delay.



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User currently offlinechieft From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5440 times:
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The Berlin syndrome...  


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12134 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5388 times:

Quoting zeke (Reply 1):
Surprised this is not in some way Boeing's and Airbus faults, they are the the only people who are apparently capable of delays on major projects.

LOL


User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1423 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5050 times:

Quoting zeke (Reply 1):
Al Baker could not be responsible for any delay.

Of course not, he can do no wrong. Everything is someone elses fault!

I wouldnt be surprised if this is more to do with government legislation ensuring all new buildings are fully tested and certified following the Villaggio Mall fire earlier this year.



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User currently onlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4049 times:

Quoting zeke (Reply 1):
Quoting chieft (Reply 2):

you guys know how to make me smile 



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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3163 times:

I would hate to have been in Akbar Al Baker (CEO of New Doha International Airport)'s shoes when Akbar Al Baker (CEO of Qatar Airlines) hears about this. Someone will be getting an earfull.

Quoting tonystan (Reply 4):
I wouldnt be surprised if this is more to do with government legislation ensuring all new buildings are fully tested and certified following the Villaggio Mall fire earlier this year.

Good point.



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User currently offlinemigair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Quoting smi0006 (Thread starter):
Is there any other airlines who shares their CEO with their Hub airport? One of the many unique elements of Middle-Eastern aviation.

HEEHEHEHHEHE

Even better.... People´s Viennaline owner is the owner of the home base of the Airline St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport




Maybe this delay will help QR to have a more progessive and smooth transition to the new Terminal because now it´s not going to be all in one day but progressive, so less things to mess up during the first days.


User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12981 posts, RR: 100
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2551 times:
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Quoting smi0006 (Thread starter):
' the airport operator parting ways with a key contractor'.

Well, Al Baker found someone to blame.

Quoting zeke (Reply 1):
Al Baker could not be responsible for any delay.

Not at all... Now how the &%^$ the schedule double?

Is there an estimate when runways open?

Lightsaber



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