Take note that Qatar now has 20.1% of IAG.
This has to be added to the 49% it has taken of the Italian airline Meridiana and the South American giant LATAM at 10%. Both these latter were announced in late July.
To which should be added……
the long standing interest in taking a large stake in Royal Air Maroc,
the codeshares with BA franchisee Comair in South Africa,
the newly announced codeshares with a Malaysian airline,
….all seem to indicate Qatar´s impatience with oneworld and its lack of “solidarity”. Both Qantas and MAS codeshare with Emirates not Qatar. Cathay Pacific does its own thing and is not interested in anybody. So Qatar is doing the same as Etihad but with much more meaningful associates. However, what will be the future for those associates??.