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Hot rumor!! Qatar airways acquires 49% stake in tk?!?

Hot rumor!! Qatar airways acquires 49% stake in tk?!?

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Old Mar 20, 19, 9:06 am
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Hot rumor!! Qatar airways acquires 49% stake in tk?!?


When I first got it, I thought it was garbage, but a source tells me that there is some truth to it, so......

This is literally developing by the minute guys, stay tuned.
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Old Mar 20, 19, 9:56 am
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Wow...I didn't see that coming.
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Old Mar 20, 19, 12:08 pm
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Payback for Turkey supporting the Qataris in the regional stand-off?
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Old Mar 20, 19, 3:03 pm
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This rumour has not been totally denied by TK.
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Old Mar 20, 19, 3:33 pm
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Ah so now we know why Qatar gave that shiny 747-8i BBJ to the Turkish Government..
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Old Mar 20, 19, 5:39 pm
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Qatar joining the Star Alliance?!
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Old Mar 20, 19, 5:45 pm
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Or more likely TK joining one world —- despite what AAB has said about oneworld QR already has extensive investments in IAG and other OW airlines — they are, I would have thought, unlikely to join a rival alliance but who knows — this would certainly be a turn up that’s for sure.

Hope Do & Co etc remain in place if this is real.
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Old Mar 20, 19, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by hfly View Post
This rumour has not been totally denied by TK.
https://www.dailysabah.com/tourism/2...-qatar-airways

Seems like a strong denial.
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Old Mar 20, 19, 6:47 pm
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I had actually written "now" rather than "not" and the phone auto corrected.
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Old Mar 20, 19, 7:21 pm
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Yup its totally not true https://www.trtworld.com/turkey/turk...pokesman-25128
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Old Mar 21, 19, 5:33 am
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They could do with some cash but they are directly competing with QR so it will be a strange partner choice.
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Old Mar 21, 19, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by hfly View Post
https://twitter.com/theocharoush/sta...112498688?s=12

When I first got it, I thought it was garbage, but a source tells me that there is some truth to it, so......

This is literally developing by the minute guys, stay tuned.
Does your source still think it's true?
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Old Mar 21, 19, 11:27 am
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I wrote "some truth" and will leave it there. I personally found it unlikely that anything would ever happen before the elections, nor that it would be that big a stake.
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Old Mar 21, 19, 12:07 pm
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Are they really in need of cash? I under the impression they were doing fine. Anecdotally, their cabins are always full whenever I've flown with them.
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Old Mar 21, 19, 6:52 pm
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The new airport as i understand is causing huge strains on TK. They had to self-invest in alot of facilities and the payback period will be over the next decade.

How about TK work strategically for QR?
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